Justin Marozzi

Eastern Promise

Late for Tea at the Deer Palace: The Lost Dreams of my Iraqi Family

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When God Made Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq 1914–1921

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When the name Chalabi crops up in any discussion of Iraq, chances are that the person speaking is referring to Ahmed Chalabi, the brilliant, cynical, shameless politician whose steady drip-feed of misinformation about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction was music to neo-con ears in Washington. As leader of the US-funded Iraqi National Congress, a coalition of Iraqi exiles dedicated to Saddam’s overthrow, he encouraged America to plunge into its bloody misadventure in Iraq. 

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