Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi’s Long Journey to Triumph in Iran
Richard Bonin. New York: Doubleday, 2011. 304 pp. Notes. Bibliog. Index. $27.95.
Reviewed by Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
An enormous amount of ink has been spilled about Operation Iraqi Freedom. An informed public knows, generally, what happened in this conflict. Fewer understand the full range of policy decisions that occurred in the years and months prior to this war. And only a handful, those in the top policymaking positions in the U.S. government during the years—even decades—before Operation Iraqi Freedom, comprehend why the United States ultimately went to war to depose Saddam Hussein. Until now.