Book Review: Chronicles Of Disaster in Iraq Foretold By Experts
By Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
One morning in March 2004, four Sunni suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of Shiite pilgrims outside a shrine in northern Baghdad. The blasts, which killed dozens, were an ominous early sign of Iraq's descent into civil war. But when Rajiv Chandrasekaran, then the Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post, mentioned the bombings over dinner that evening, the American officials he was dining with had barely registered the event. "Yeah, I saw something about it on the office television," one said. "But I didn't watch the full report. I was too busy working on my democracy project." (Los Angeles Times)
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