Ep. 341 Why Iraqi ‘Regime Change’ Was Doomed to Failure

Our guest today says regime change (meant more broadly than the mere removal of Saddam Hussein) and the importation of Western political values into Iraq were the motivating factors behind the 2003 invasion — and that these motivations explain why the result was so catastrophic. This one isn’t to be missed!

About the Guest

Michael MacDonald is the Frederick L. Schuman Professor of International Relations at Williams College.

Book Discussed

Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq, by Michael MacDonald

Related Episodes

Ep. 188: Iraq: The Chickens Come Home to Roost (Scott Horton)
Ep. 107: The Lies of Iraq, 11 Years Later (Scott Horton)

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