xxiv, 518 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The great divides The rise of the opposition The build-up to war The invasion Occupation authorities A collapsed state : a ruined economy : a damaged society Deepening rifts in a brittle society Dismantling the Ba'athist state The formation of the governing council and the rise of the insurgency The shadow of real power The enigma of Ayatollah Sistani A constitution in waiting The fires of sectarian hatreds A Marshall Plan for Iraq? April 2004 : the turning point The interim Iraqi government Arabs and Persians Showdown at the shrine To hold or abort an election Corruption and the Potemkin state Iraqi society on the eve of free elections The vote Negotiating a constitution Crises and the Jaafari government Into uncharted waters.
The former Iraqi Defense Minister examines what the United States did and didn't know at the time of the invasion, the reasons for the confused and contradictory polices, and the emergence of the Iraqi political class during the transition process.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.