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