My Year in Iraq
- The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope
- Narrated by: Malcolm McConnell
- Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 18-01-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
His memoir carries the listener behind closed doors in Baghdad during hammer-and-tongs negotiations with emerging Iraqi leaders as they struggle to forge the democratic institutions vital to Iraq's future of hope. He describes his private meetings with President Bush and his admiration for the president's firm wartime leadership. And we witness heated sessions among members of America's National Security Council, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, and Condoleezza Rice, as Bremer labors to realize the vision he and President Bush share of a free and democratic New Iraq. He admires the selfless and courageous work of thousands of American servicemen and women and civilians in Iraq.
My Year in Iraq is required listening for all those interested in the real story of how America responded to its gravest recent overseas crisis.
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By sbmcruise on 03-12-06
Spin, Spin, Spin
This man was a well documented failure as the presidential envoy in Iraq. In this book he accepts no responsibility for how poorly things went during and after his time in Iraq. He also fails to provide any in depth information on how key decisions were made so that the reader can assign blame between Bremer and Rumsfeld. Not worth reading.
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By Timothy on 24-08-06
An invaluable perspective on the Iraq war
The account of the post liberation effort must be taken with some account to bias, however this book offers insight into the effort to bring democracy to Iraq. The book goes through many of the challenges and political hurdles faced by the coalition forces as well as the author.
While the beginning of the book felt as if ambassador Bremmer had nothing critical to say about the handling of the war, the claws don’t stay hidden for long.
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