Apparently, T.E. Lawrence once compared putting down a guerrilla
insurgency to attempting to eat soup with a knife - a slow and messy process.
This view reflects the opinion of the majority of those interviewed for Fiasco
- the Iraq War is not only a slow, messy process but one that could and should have been avoided. Ricks reports that many in the military now publicly acknowledge that the guerilla
insurgency that exploded after Saddam's fall was not preordained, and, in fact
was created by the war's architects - but those who tried to speak out against
the miscalculations and shortsightedness at the time were generally crushed,
their careers ended.
What makes Fiasco stand out from the crowd of recently published books about the current situation is the comprehensiveness and coherence of Ricks's reporting, and the dozens of military sources he cites (many going ...
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