Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

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The Washington Posts former Baghdad bureau chief, Raviv Chandrasekaran, takes us with him into the Zone, into a bubble, cut off from wartime realities, where the task of reconstructing a devastated nation competed with the distractions of a Little Americaa half-dozen bars stocked with cold beer, a disco where women showed up in hot pants, and a parking lot filled with shiny new SUVsmuch of it run by Halliburton. Most Iraqis were barred from entering the Emerald City for fear they would blow it up.

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BIGTIGER

Aug 19, 2010

The true story of our actions before the war and during the current conflict. Illustrates the bureaucracy that exists in Iraq and our failures.It illustrates how not to attempt to govern a country as a conquering power.

Philip O

Jul 29, 2010

Great read, recommended

Well written, excellent insights into US policy in Iraq from a ringside view.

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