Imperial life in the emerald city: inside Iraq's green zone

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Presents a revealing look at life in Baghdad's Green Zone, the headquarters for the American occupation in Iraq, criticizing the follies and foibles of L. Paul Bremer in the invasion and reconstruction of Iraq.
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9781400044870
9781481582018
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The Washington Post's former Baghdad bureau chief, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, takes us into the Green Zone, headquarters for the American occupation in Iraq. In this bubble separated from wartime realities, the task of reconstructing a devastated nation competes with the distractions of a Little America—a half-dozen bars, a disco, a shopping mall—much of it run by Halliburton. While qualified Americans willing to serve in Iraq are screened for their views on Roe v. Wade, the country is put into the hands of inexperienced twentysomethings chosen for their Republican Party loyalty. Ignoring what Iraqis say they want or need, the team pursues irrelevant neoconservative solutions and pie-in-the-sky policies instead of rebuilding looted buildings and restoring electricity production. Their almost comic initiatives anger the locals and fuel the insurgency.

This is a quietly devastating portrait of imperial folly, and an essential book for anyone who wants to understand those early days when things went irrevocably wrong in Iraq.

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subject_facet Iraq, Iraq -- History -- 2003-, Iraq War, 2003-2011, Political corruption -- United States, Postwar reconstruction -- Iraq, United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
title_display Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Iraq's green zone
title_full Imperial Life in the Emerald City Inside Iraq's Green Zone, Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Iraq's green zone / Rajiv Chandrasekaran
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