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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new lie about Iraq. Jon Basil Utley recalls how the Bush administration made its deceptive case for war.

Why soldiers lie. William Lind describes the problem of institutional lying in the U.S. military in the current issue of TAC.

The real Iraq war debate’s lessons. Michael Cohen explains why the invasion was a terrible idea based on what was known at the time.

Time to sober up about the Iraq war. A.J. Delgado refutes the arguments of Iraq war dead-enders.

Why the Iraq war happened. James Fallows explains that the “WMD claims were the result of the need to find a case for the war, rather than the other way around.”

Iran, Israel, and the North Korea analogy. Paul Pillar compares the 1994 Agreed Framework with North Korea and the current nuclear negotiations with Iran.

about the author

Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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