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Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq (Book Review) Open Access Deposited

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The Second Gulf War was doomed to fail even before it began: so argues Michael MacDonald in his new book, Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq. To begin with, the war derived its impetus from faulty intelligence. Compounding this original error, the administration based the success of the broader strategic objectives of the war on an equally flawed premise: the United States could pursue regime change in Iraq in 2003 while enhancing its prestige around the world and furthering its interests in the Middle East.

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