Podcasts Uncommon Knowledge

War Policy with Douglas Feith: Chapter 2

Feith discusses the war blunders. First, the failure to provide adequate security forces after the fall of Saddam. Feith describes how this grew out of a sense that a build-up of U.S. forces would play to enemy propaganda. Second, the decision to maintain an occupation government in Iraq for over a year. Feith says this came counter to the idea of “liberation, not occupation.”