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Book review: WAR OF NECESSITY, WAR OF CHOICE By Richard N. Haass

Book review by Steven R. Maher

There are a lot of books out there about Iraq. Many of them are poorly written, partisan to one viewpoint or another, and down right depressing. Richard N. Haass’ “War of Necessity, War of Choice” is different. It flows smoothly, is non-partisan, and avoids dwelling on the depressing aftermath of the 2003 invasion. It looks at the process by which America twice went to war with Iraq.
Haass was a senior director on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 through 1993. He was present at many of the meetings that led to the successful first Iraq war in 1991 under the first Bush presidency of George H.W. Bush, when the United States drove Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.
Haass from 2001 to 2003 was a principal adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Continue reading Book review: WAR OF NECESSITY, WAR OF CHOICE By Richard N. Haass