Sunday, March 19, 2006

Books about the Iraq War

Very good mini-survey by David Aaronovitch of the many books already published about the Iraq War. One quote.

Packer (George Packer in The Assassins’ Gate), who spent a lot of time before the invasion talking to policymakers, and much time afterwards dangerously unembedded inside Iraq, begins by asking himself the question, why did the war happen, and answering the question with a laconic: “It still isn’t possible to be sure.” His ambivalence is like clear, cold water in a landscape parched by certainty.

(via Norm)

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