Kindle Price: $9.99

Save $4.96 (33%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

IRAQ WAR 2003: What Really Happened Behind The Scenes by [Coyote, Charles Edmund]
Kindle App Ad

IRAQ WAR 2003: What Really Happened Behind The Scenes Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$9.99

Length: 364 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

'Iraq War 2003' provides an important contribution to the ongoing debate that rages in our nation regarding the role and function of the United States as 'the World's Policeman'  that affects our country's welfare. Although many would prefer to forget, the Afghan and Iraq wars are continuing to haunt the economic and political undercurrents of American life like a hungry ghosts contributing to our country's current malaise.

Those who love this country, its constitution, and the rule of law by which it was guided for more than 200 years understand that no nation can remain great without a great middle class. Much of this is being rapidly eroded by misguided militarism, good jobs sent overseas, and a governing class focused more on self-advancement than on their responsibilities to the country and its citizens.

As predicted by economic historians such as Paul Kennedy, the internationalist policies and rampant exporting of America's manufacturing economy are bankrupting the United States, and threatening to impoverish vast numbers of its citizens. It is a pattern great powers have followed since the Roman Republic.

That we can still be a great people was demonstrated in the national response immediately following the attacks of September 11. But arrayed against that are powerful currents of greed, conformity, and deficiencies of understanding which are impoverishing our common ability to observe and take effective action.

'Iraq War 2003' illustrates the consequences of leadership that sees the world as they want to see it and not as it is, making policy become ever more extreme and ineffective. This is not what America is about. We are a young nation, and in our short history we have generally chosen the better path - even if only, as Winston Churchill once noted, after exhausting every other possible alternative.  

In this time of great, though largely self-imposed crises, one can only hope that Edmund Burke's affirmation will once again resound: "The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment, is foolish, when they act without deliberation; but the species is wise, and, when time is given to it, as a species it always acts right."

'Iraq War 2003' is on its way to the history, but unless we learn from it, we are doomed to repeat it; we will do so as farce and tragedy.

The human story is best told through its archetypes, one of which is Faust - the devil come bargaining for the soul. That particular story is as old as the temptation of Christ and as fresh as Charlie Daniels and the rosined bow of a Georgia fiddling contest. It is the story of the unnecessary choice and possibility of losing the prize already bestowed by allowing oneself to be tricked into bargaining for it.  It is the story of George W. Bush and Iraq War 2003.

Charles Edmund Coyote

Product Details

  • File Size: 2568 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Publication Date: February 19, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BIL0BW2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #661,055 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is well worth my time and money. There are so many things I like about it:
- The author, Charles Edmund Coyote, did a very extensive research on Iraq War - you know you can trust the facts in this book;
- The whole research is organized in a very comprehensive manner;
- You have all facts at your fingertips (not only those selected by mainstream media);
- The author provides you with a deep analysis and synthesis of what really happened;
- Each chapter is accompanied by lots of reference links - that's a proof of author's hard work to pursue the truth;

To recap, I'll say one thing: you can't go wrong with this book if you want to know what really happened!
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The sub head is The story of the biggest blunder in American history. Quite a telling book as it details the mis-steps, mistakes and incredible stupidity of th e G. W. Bush administration. To say they were ham fisted is to be kind. You can read about all the numerous warnings from all over the world and the US the administration chose to ignore about the preparations for 9/11. How Bin Laden telegraphed and described in his speeches that his intent was to draw the US into a long war that would drain resources. How the US special forces and others almost had him taken out after 9 /11 and then Bush decided to go after Saddam and ignore Bin laden The administration had their mind made up and ignored all the intelligence that had been gathered. (Plus the story how the US had funded Saddam and WMDs over the years)
After reading this you realize the the US wasted billions of dollars and thousands of US lives and likely millions of Middle Eastern lives. Without these mistakes, they would have weathered their fiscal crises and what not - as well as all the money wasted on airport security. Oh and in all this they really destabilized Iraq and Iran - cementing more support for terrorists.
Well worth your time to read and ponder.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
unfortunately this book sticks with the facts it seems, judging by the sources and quotes. I'm not finished yet with the book, but it is very disturbing. Makes me hope that hell awaits for many gov't officials and business leaders.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have been waiting for a book about the real story behind the Iraq war for a long time and jumped at the chance to buy this one.

Not only was it highly readable, but it was full of shocking and fully corroborated revelations about the War on Terror and the run-up to the Iraq War. For example, the author did not go as far as to claim that the Bush administration let Osama Bin Laden escape from Tora Bora in order to keep the American people on a war path, but the administration's decisions during the early days of the Afghan War accomplished just that.

I was also pleasantly surprised by the book's informative (and often complimentary) description of traditional American conservatism; a political philosophy that the neocons betrayed as they ballooned our national debt, entangled our military abroad, and expanded the federal government.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Not only is this book meticulously researched (I could almost say obsessively researched) it is also eminently readable. The pages fly by as we become engrossed in the nitty-gritty of what really went on inside the Bush administration as it failed to get Osama bin Laden, and as it schemed to find a pretext for invading Iraq, and then as it did invade Iraq, and finally as the Bush presidency came to an ignominious and inglorious end.

Coyote clearly is a master political scientist. He gives the reader enough theoretic and historical background in plain English so that we can understand the Iraq War in the widest context. He shows how the invasion was contrary to not only recent US policy and historical US practice but was contrary to common sense and against both the short term and long term interests of the United States. He shows how the Bush White House and neocon subordinates such as Paul Wolfowitz squandered much of the good will we had gained after 9/11 in exchange for vain and greedy dreams of empire.

The first blunder occurred shortly after 9/11. The CIA had bin Laden literally in its sights at Tora Bora but through bureaucratic blunders let him slip away. Here is Bush's reaction a year later on March, 2003:

"And again, I don't know where he [bin Laden] is. I - I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him." (Kindle Locations 1262-1264)

With this statement Bush betrayed the American people and turned to the invasion of Iraq so that he could run for reelection in 2004 as a war-time president or one who had just won an easy war.

The invasion was indeed easy, but then began the blunders. One of the worst was the failure to employ the defeated Ba'th Party troops in peacekeeping roles or to employ them at all.
Read more ›
1 Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Not sure I learned anything new from this book but it does a good job describing the lead-up to the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. Great detail on the expenditures and true casualties. The last handful of chapters became redundant and boring as they were merely the author ranting incessantly about George W Bush vast mistakes and deception.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

IRAQ WAR 2003: What Really Happened Behind The Scenes
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: IRAQ WAR 2003: What Really Happened Behind The Scenes