The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End
(Simon & Schuster, 2006)
Author Peter W. Galbraith offers a stinging criticism of the Bush administration’s abortive nation-building policies in Iraq. Galbraith argues that it would have been nearly impossible to ever develop Iraq into a unified, democratic nation, and it has only become less likely over the past three years. Rather than persist in this futile mission, the United States should instead advocate the transformation of the Iraqi state into three independent nations. From first-hand experience and a deep knowledge of Iraq, Galbraith brings forth new ideas on how to end the American occupation. Please join us for a lively discussion of this book with the author and our distinguished commentators.