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Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan Hardcover – March, 2010
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“[This book] gives us a well structured understanding of a seemingly chaotic legacy, and answers many of the innumerable unanswered questions. It is an honest and formidable attempt at understanding one of the darkest periods in the history of America and the world."
“A thoughtful look at the legacy of two increasingly unpopular wars, focusing especially on the human toll.”
"Finally, a pithy critical assessment of the disastrous Bush foreign policy legacy written in a highly readable form that is knowledgeable, persuasive, and best of all forward looking."
“Deepak Tripathi provides a clear-eyed analysis of how George W. Bush’s foreign policy, especially his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, have made us more vulnerable to terrorism. A must-read for all who wish to reverse the dangerous Bush legacy.”
“Western politicians seem to misunderstand their role--which is to make their society, and the world in general, safer, not simply start wars against those they don’t like. Tripathi collates the facts and demonstrates how the Bush administration spent vast sums of money making our world far more dangerous. This story is critically important because we cannot learn from history if we do not know what that history is.”
“This is a painful, yet indispensable read for people of conscience throughout the world. Tripathi’s book comes second to none in terms of narrating perhaps one of the darkest eras in U.S. history with reason and candor. A fantastic book—the kind that you would read . . . and then want to read again.”
About the Author
John Tirman is the executive director of the MIT Center for International Studies.
Top Customer Reviews
As for overcoming the legacy there is no advice and no quantifying the hurt US has done to millions of people. They are still awaiting compensation. Obama could try paying up to victims in Iraq - then there would be at least one High Street (Mustansir Street I suppose) to help refloat the global econonomy.
Vagn Asbjørn Hansen (France)