TITLE

The Strategic Logic of the Iraq Blunder

AUTHOR(S)
Carapico, Sheila; Toonsing, Chris
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Middle East Report;Summer2006, Issue 239, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the mistakes committed by the U.S. during the Iraq war. According to David Kay, former weapons inspector of the U.S., the country's invasion of Iraq is considered a great blunder committed by the country. Such a mistake resulted to the killings of thousands of people, both military and civilian, and the destruction of properties as well. The U.S. prime intent is to help Iraqis and democratize the Arab world. But the country miscalculated such help which eventually resulted to a long war with the country.
ACCESSION #
27429869

 

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