Peter van Buren, a 24-year veteran of the State Department, spent a year in Iraq as Team Leader for two Provincial Reconstruction Teams. When you hear what the U.S. government — which had destroyed much of the country and completely undermined its civil society — expected him to do, you won’t know whether to laugh or cry.
To make things worse, the State Department came after him when he released We Meant Well, the book we discuss in this episode.
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