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Peter W. Galbraith is a former US Ambassador to Croatia and Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations in Afghanistan. He is the author of two books on the Iraq War, The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End and Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America’s Enemies. (November 2019)
A Statement on My Activities in Kurdistan
Recent reports on my activities in Kurdistan call for a response. I have been both a writer on Iraq and an active participant in events there. After being an eyewitness to Saddam Hussein’s genocide against the Kurds in the 1980s, I came to the view that the Iraqi Kurdish aspiration for independence was morally justified and the only sure means of protecting the Kurdish people. In late 2003 and early 2004, I helped Kurdistan’s leaders draft a proposal for a self-governing Kurdistan that was submitted to the Coalition Provisional Authority on February 11, 2004, for inclusion in Iraq’s interim constitution. Under the proposal, Kurdistan had its own government and military, Kurdistan law prevailed over Iraqi law, and Kurdistan controlled its own natural resources, including oil.
December 17, 2009
Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States
by Trita Parsi
October 11, 2007 issue
Mindless in Iraq
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor
Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco
by David L. Phillips
The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq
by Fouad Ajami
Ahmad's War, Ahmad's Peace: Surviving Under Saddam, Dying in the New Iraq
by Michael Goldfarb
August 10, 2006 issue
My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope
by L. Paul Bremer III with Malcolm McConnell
The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq
by George Packer
March 9, 2006 issue
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