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Arrows of the night : Ahmad Chalabi's long journey to triumph in Iraq

Author: Richard Bonin; Kaleo Griffith
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, ℗2011.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1958, Ahmad Chalabi's wealthy Shiite family was exiled from Iraq after a revolution that ultimately put Saddam Hussein in power. Young Chalabi devoted his life to restoring his family to prominence. His first coup attempt was in 1963 at age nineteen, while on a school break from MIT. His next was aided by Iranian intelligence. But as the years passed and Saddam stayed in power, Chalabi made an audacious decision:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Ahmad Chalabi; Ahmad Chalabi
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Bonin; Kaleo Griffith
ISBN: 9780307940698 0307940691
OCLC Number: 704383479
Notes: Unabridged.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Duration: 12:30:00.
Performer(s): Read by Kaleo Griffith.
Description: 10 audio discs (12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Richard Bonin.

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In 1958, Ahmad Chalabi's wealthy Shiite family was exiled from Iraq after a revolution that ultimately put Saddam Hussein in power. Young Chalabi devoted his life to restoring his family to prominence. His first coup attempt was in 1963 at age nineteen, while on a school break from MIT. His next was aided by Iranian intelligence. But as the years passed and Saddam stayed in power, Chalabi made an audacious decision: he needed the support of both Iran and its powerful archenemy, the United States. Bonin traces the exile's ingenious efforts to stoke a desire for Iraqi regime change in the U.S. He narrates Chalabi's ill-fated engagement with the CIA and his later focus on neocon policy makers who rose to power under George W. Bush. From day two of the Bush presidency, the push for a new Iraq was on, with the intent to install Ahmad Chalabi as overseer of U.S. interests in the Middle East. The outcome was perhaps the biggest foreign policy disaster in our history and a triumphant end to Chalabi's forty-five-year quest.

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