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Overcoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan /
Deepak Tripathi ; foreword by John Tirman.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2010.
description
xiv, 182 p.
ISBN
1597975036 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781597975032 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2010.
isbn
1597975036 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781597975032 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Anatomy of neoconservatism -- With us or without us -- Battle for Afghanistan -- In Afghanistan, war is peace -- Explaining the invasion of Iraq -- Human rights in acute crisis -- Rebuke of history -- Dimensions of failure -- Power without prudence.
catalogue key
7098636
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"A thoughtful look at the legacy of two increasingly unpopular wars, focusing especially on the human toll."
A thoughtful look at the legacy of two increasingly unpopular wars, focusing especially on the human toll.
"Deepak Tripathi provides a clear-eyed analysis of how George W. Bush's foreign policy, especially his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, have made us more vulnerable to terrorism. A must-read for all who wish to reverse the dangerous Bush legacy."
Deepak Tripathi provides a clear-eyed analysis of how George W. Bush's foreign policy, especially his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, have made us more vulnerable to terrorism. A must-read for all who wish to reverse the dangerous Bush legacy.
"Finally, a pithy critical assessment of the disastrous Bush foreign policy legacy written in a highly readable form that is knowledgeable, persuasive, and best of all forward looking."
"[This book] gives us a well structured understanding of a seemingly chaotic legacy, and answers many of the innumerable unanswered questions. It is an honest and formidable attempt at understanding one of the darkest periods in the history of America and the world."
[This book] gives us a well structured understanding of a seemingly chaotic legacy, and answers many of the innumerable unanswered questions. It is an honest and formidable attempt at understanding one of the darkest periods in the history of America and the world."
"This is a painful, yet indispensable read for people of conscience throughout the world. Tripathi's book comes second to none in terms of narrating perhaps one of the darkest eras in U.S. history with reason and candor. A fantastic book--the kind that you would read . . . and then want to read again."
This is a painful, yet indispensable read for people of conscience throughout the world. Tripathi's book comes second to none in terms of narrating perhaps one of the darkest eras in U.S. history with reason and candor. A fantastic book-the kind that you would read . . . and then want to read again.
"Tripathi has done a superb job in addressing the significance of G.W. Bush's Sept. 11, 2001 declaration of unreserved violence and political imprudence against the world. Tripathi's successful approach is largely owed to his ability to locate the book within a most suitable historical and intellectual, as opposed to purely political or event-driven context."
Tripathi has done a superb job in addressing the significance of G.W. Bush's Sept. 11, 2001 declaration of unreserved violence and political imprudence against the world. Tripathi's successful approach is largely owed to his ability to locate the book within a most suitable historical and intellectual, as opposed to purely political or event-driven context.
"Western politicians seem to misunderstand their role--which is to make their society, and the world in general, safer, not simply start wars against those they don't like. Tripathi collates the facts and demonstrates how the Bush administration spent vast sums of money making our world far more dangerous. This story is critically important because we cannot learn from history if we do not know what that history is."
Western politicians seem to misunderstand their role--which is to make their society, and the world in general, safer, not simply start wars against those they don't like. Tripathi collates the facts and demonstrates how the Bush administration spent vast sums of money making our world far more dangerous. This story is critically important because we cannot learn from history if we do not know what that history is.
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The military adventure that George W. Bush embarked on within months of his inauguration was to eclipse everything else in his presidency. The author identifies the failures of Bush's foreign policy - the naive calculations and the disregard for history and for other cultures that will take years to overcome.
Main Description
The military adventure that George W. Bush embarked on within months of his inauguration in 2001 was to eclipse everything else in his presidency. His name will forever be synonymous with the Swar on terror. What started as a military response to al Qaeda "s attacks in New York and Washington on 9/11, with the goal of neutralizing al Qaeda and its Taliban hosts in Afghanistan, quickly fused with the neo-conservative agenda to dominate and reshape the Middle East. Al Qaeda "s terrorism was answered by the terror of American military power, which has destroyed or blighted the lives of millions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Deepak Tripathi, a former BBC correspondent who has kept a keen eye on the region for more than three decades, identifies systematically the naive calculations, strategic and operational blunders, disregard for history and for other cultures, and even downright prejudice that have brought so much harm to so many. The legacy of Bush "s foreign policy will take years to overcome, Tripathi argues. His war on terror provoked resentment and violent opposition, opened up sectarian divisions, and created Hobbesian conditions of war of all against all. The long-term price tag for America has been estimated at a colossal $3 trillion, but as Tripathi seeks to demonstrate, the overall cost, in human and economic terms, will be incalculable.
Main Description
The military adventure that George W. Bush embarked on within months of his inauguration in 2001 was to eclipse everything else in his presidency. His name will forever be synonymous with the 'œwar on terror.' What started as a military response to al Qaeda's attacks in New York and Washington on 9/11, with the goal of neutralizing al Qaeda and its Taliban hosts in Afghanistan, quickly fused with the neo-conservative agenda to dominate and reshape the Middle East. Al Qaeda's terrorism was answered by the terror of American military power, which has destroyed or blighted the lives of millions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Deepak Tripathi, a former BBC correspondent who has kept a keen eye on the region for more than three decades, identifies systematically the naive calculations, strategic and operational blunders, disregard for history and for other cultures, and even downright prejudice that have brought so much harm to so many. The legacy of Bush's foreign policy will take years to overcome, Tripathi argues. His war on terror provoked resentment and violent opposition, opened up sectarian divisions, and created Hobbesian conditions of war of all against all. The long-term price tag for America has been estimated at a colossal $3 trillion, but as Tripathi seeks to demonstrate, the overall cost, in human and economic terms, will be incalculable.
Main Description
The military adventure that George W. Bush embarked on within months of his inauguration in 2001 was to eclipse everything else in his presidency. His name will forever be synonymous with the "war on terror." What started as a military response to al Qaeda's attacks in New York and Washington on 9/11, with the goal of neutralizing al Qaeda and its Taliban hosts in Afghanistan, quickly fused with the neo-conservative agenda to dominate and reshape the Middle East. Al Qaeda's terrorism was answered by the terror of American military power, which has destroyed or blighted the lives of millions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Deepak Tripathi, a former BBC correspondent who has kept a keen eye on the region for more than three decades, identifies systematically the naive calculations, strategic and operational blunders, disregard for history and for other cultures, and even downright prejudice that have brought so much harm to so many. The legacy of Bush's foreign policy will take years to overcome, Tripathi argues. His war on terror provoked resentment and violent opposition, opened up sectarian divisions, and created Hobbesian conditions of war of all against all. The long-term price tag for America has been estimated at a colossal $3 trillion, but as Tripathi seeks to demonstrate, the overall cost, in human and economic terms, will be incalculable.
Main Description
The military adventure that George W. Bush embarked on within months of his inauguration in 2001 was to eclipse everything else in his presidency. His name will forever be synonymous with the war on terror. What started as a military response to al Qaeda's attacks in New York and Washington on 9/11, with the goal of neutralizing al Qaeda and its Taliban hosts in Afghanistan, quickly fused with the neo-conservative agenda to dominate and reshape the Middle East. Al Qaeda's terrorism was answered by the terror of American military power, which has destroyed or blighted the lives of millions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Deepak Tripathi, a former BBC correspondent who has kept a keen eye on the region for more than three decades, identifies systematically the naive calculations, strategic and operational blunders, disregard for history and for other cultures, and even downright prejudice that have brought so much harm to so many. The legacy of Bush's foreign policy will take years to overcome, Tripathi argues. His war on terror provoked resentment and violent opposition, opened up sectarian divisions, and created Hobbesian conditions of war of all against all. The long-term price tag for America has been estimated at a colossal $3 trillion, but as Tripathi seeks to demonstrate, the overall cost, in human and economic terms, will be incalculable.
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"The military venture on which George W. Bush embarked within months of his 2001 inauguration has eclipsed all other efforts during his presidency. What started as a military response to al Qaeda's attacks in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001, with the goal of neutralizing al Qaeda and its Taliban hosts in Afghanistan, quickly fused with the neoconservative agenda to reshape and dominate the Middle East. Al Qaeda's terrorism was answered with American military power, which has destroyed or blighted the lives of millions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan." "Having kept a keen rye on the region for more than three decades, former BBC correspondent Deepak Tripathi systematically identifies in Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan the administration's naive calculations, strategic and operational blunders, disregard for history and for other cultures, and even downright prejudices that have brought so much harm to so many. Bush's "war on terror" has provoked resentment and violent opposition, opened up sectarian divisions, and created Hobbesian conditions of all-against-all war. The long-term price tag for America has been estimated at a colossal
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prologuep. 1
Anatomy of Neoconservatismp. 7
With Us or Without Usp. 21
Battle for Afghanistanp. 33
In Afghanistan, War Is Peacep. 47
Explaining the Invasion of Iraqp. 61
Human Rights in Acute Crisisp. 73
Rebuke of Historyp. 85
Dimensions of Failurep. 99
Power Without Prudencep. 113
Epiloguep. 123
Project for the New American Century Statement of Principlesp. 129
Address to the Nation by President George W. Bush, September 11, 2001p. 133
Article 3 of the Third Geneva Convention, on the Treatment of Prisoners of Warp. 135
Farewell Address to the Nation by President George W.Bush, January 15, 2009p. 137
Barack Obama's Victory Speech, November 5, 2008p. 143
President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, January 20, 2009p. 149
Notesp. 155
Bibliographic Essayp. 171
Indexp. 175
About the Authorp. 183
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