Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco

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Basic Books, 28 апр. 2009 г. - Всего страниц: 304
Things didn't go wrong in postwar Iraq because the United States lacked a plan. Things went wrong because the United States was blinded by ideology and ignored planning that was already underway. Losing Iraq tells the story of the tragedy of Iraq, from the first discreet meetings to plan the political transition through the debacle the United States finally created. Losing Iraq is a stunning and revealing look at our recent past--with a candid take on how we can prevent this sort of tragedy from happening again.

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Might does not always equal power, strength does not always yield influence, and "winning the peace requires cooperation from freedom's beneficiaries." So warns policy expert Phillips (Council on ... Читать весь отзыв

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Phillips (senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations), who, as a former senior advisor to the U.S. State Department, served as an architect of "democracy planning" in Iraq, here provides a ... Читать весь отзыв

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Стр. 103 - States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger. They could provide these arms to terrorists, giving them the means to match their hatred. They could attack our allies or attempt to blackmail the United States. In any of these cases, the price of indifference would be catastrophic.
Стр. 16 - We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his plans, and confront the worst threats before they emerge. In the world we have entered, the only path to safety is the path of action. And this nation will act.
Стр. 16 - Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.
Стр. 19 - Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.
Стр. 15 - President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
Стр. 103 - We'll be deliberate, yet time is not on our side. I will not wait on events, while dangers gather. I will not stand by, as peril draws closer and closer. The United States of America will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons.
Стр. 58 - ... challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values; * we need to promote the cause of political and economic freedom abroad; <> we need to accept responsibility for America's unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.
Стр. 19 - Saddam Hussein could then be expected to seek domination of the entire Middle East, take control of a great portion of the world's energy supplies, directly threaten America's friends throughout the region, and subject the United States or any other nation to nuclear blackmail.
Стр. 55 - Are Security Council resolutions to be honored and enforced, or 1 http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/09/200209 1 2- 1 .html. cast aside without consequence? Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding, or will it be irrelevant?

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David L. Phillips is Director of the Nobel Laureates Initiative at the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Harvard's Center for Middle East Studies, and Program Director of American University's Center for Global Peace. He lives in New York City.

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