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'Embedded' with the invaded Iraqi people

Volume 11, Issue 1

April, 2005

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Robie, D. (2005). 'Embedded' with the invaded Iraqi people. Pacific Journalism Review, 11(1): 220-224. Review of Long Drive Through A Short War: Reporting on the Iraq War, by Peter Wilson, 2004. Melbourne: Hardie Grant Books; Chain of Command: The road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib, by Seymour M. Hersh, 2004. London: Allen Lane (Penguin).
Author(s): David Robie
Reviewed books by Peter Wilson and Seymour M. Hersh
Publication date: 
April, 2005

Wilson's Long drive Through A Short War is a personal account of their time in Iraq during the invasion and a subsequent post-war visit to the country to see the fate of the people he had met. 

Hersh's Chain of Command provides many of the missing links to those seeking greater insight into the wider struggle of Iraq's civil war unleashed by the failure of US post-invasion policy, even if this is not officially admitted. His 'muckracking' investigations concentrate on the policy failures, corruptions and abuses of power.