While analyzing the impact of the 2003 US invasion and occupation Raed explores a longer history of violence that began with sanctions imposed after Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
There are no victors and no victory in this 20-year war.
Mapping next steps, Raed focuses on the pillars of compensation and ‘rightsizing’ the world’s largest embassy. In order to change the U.S. mentality of intervention in Iraq – military, political, and economic – we should have a proportional relationship. Removing combat troops and bases is great. Now is the time to also dramatically reduce the remaining 16,000 State Department personal – half of them armed contractors.