Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Book on Iraq War

There is a new book on the Iraq War that I highly recommend. After hearing it discussed on NPR one day recently, I was able to check it out at the Woodstock Public Library with barely any delay.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas E. Ricks has written The Gamble - General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008.

Ricks' other books are Fiasco, Making the Corps and A Soldier's Duty. He is a senior Pentagon correspondent at The Washington Post.

It seems to me that anyone engaging in discussion about the continuation of the war, surge of troops, and withdrawal from Iraq should read this book first. I would recommend it to every member of Congress (both parties) and to President Obama and his advisers.

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