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Defeat : why they lost Iraq

Author: Jonathan Steele
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2008.
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As the dreadful reality of the Coalition's defeat in Iraq begins to sink in, one question dominates Washington and London: why? In this controversial new book, award-winning journalist Jonathan Steele provides a stark and arresting answer: Bush and Blair were defeated from the day they decided to occupy the country. Iraq had enough of foreign armies. Steele describes the memories of centuries of humiliations that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Steele, Jonathan.
Defeat.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2008
(OCoLC)170039475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Steele
ISBN: 9781441637246 1441637249 9780857712004 0857712004
OCLC Number: 608555179
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (294 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Iraq Without Iraqis; 2. Arab Auguish; 3. Creating Resistance: The Sunnis; 4. Creating Resistance: The Shias; 5. Leave in Time or Get Bogged Down; 6. Creating Resistance: Humiliation and Death; 7. Britain and Basra; 8. Sectarian Conflict: Who's to Blame?; 9. The Farce of Sovereignty; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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Describes the memories of centuries of humiliations that have scarred the Iraqi national psyche, creating a powerful and deeply felt nationalism. This book shows how the key players in the occupying  Read more...

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