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George Packer Reflects on the Iraq War

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New Yorker staff writer George Packer reflects on the Iraq War, ten years after the US-led invasion. He’s the author of The Assassin’s Gate: America in Iraq.

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Comments [10]

antonio from baySide

Was that megalith of a base donated to the Iraq government? Kidding...

Mar. 20 2013 12:43 PM
rick pettit from East Village

What about Hans Blix?

Mar. 20 2013 12:42 PM
Ken from UWS

On Morning Edition, Richard Perle defended his support of the war by saying we should have left as soon as we toppled Saddam and let the Iraqis figure things out on their own. Mr. Packer's comment?

Mar. 20 2013 12:41 PM
emmanuel from westchester

In the 10 years since the invasion why have the millions , like CFOW who protested the war since day 1 have gone forgotten ?

Mar. 20 2013 12:40 PM
Charles Eshelman from Downtown

Why do commentators always say "we" when talking about decisions the neocons made like invading Iraq?
Shouldn't you say "they" took "us" (Americans) to war?

Mar. 20 2013 12:40 PM
David

There was NO reason to invade. NO connection to 9/11 whatsoever. That was not a difficult thing to know. Please Mr. Packer, just say you supported the invasion because an invasion sounded exciting and vengeful.

Intellectual integrity, please.

Mar. 20 2013 12:37 PM
Jennifer G.

This man is clearly a fool.

Mar. 20 2013 12:36 PM
Sherry from LES

Can you ask him if he feels the same warm up to a war with Iran?

Mar. 20 2013 12:34 PM
Tony from Canarsie

Indeed, the conservatives got us into the Iraq debacle, but mention should also be made of liberal chickenhawks like Thomas Friedman, Christopher Hitchens, Paul Berman, Michael Ignatieff, et alia.

Mar. 20 2013 12:31 PM
antonio from baySide

Does the guest feel we can we ever be hoodwinked I ask mostly because of the rise social networking? The internet and it's scope was in its infancy then...I can't imagine the protest that took place in 2003 being denied in the future with this new technology...i.e twitter etc.

Mar. 20 2013 12:30 PM

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