How America Lost Iraq
In Iraq, most of the corporate journalists, when they venture outside their heavily guarded hotels, travel with U.S. troops and base their stories on what the military tells them. Not so Aaron Glantz, who went to Iraq totally un-embedded. And what he learned initially was not what he had expected. Most Iraqis welcomed the Americans and patiently accepted the hardship and destruction as a final sacrifice on their way to freedom. But as the occupation dragged on, and as living conditions and the security situation steadily worsened, the Americans were no longer viewed as liberators, but as oppressors. Glantz’s eyewitness account gives insight into what is fueling the insurgency in Iraq.