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Confronting Saddam Hussein: Invasion of Iraq a tale of "fear, power, and hubris"

February 2, 202336:19

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by Melvyn P. Leffler, Professor Emeritus of American History at The University of Virginia and Co-Chair of the History and Public Policy Program’s Advisory Board. He highlights his new book, Confronting Saddam Hussein: George W. Bush and the Invasion of Iraq.  Leffler “vividly portrays the emotions and anxieties that shaped the thinking of the president after the shocking events of 9/11 and shows how fear, hubris, and power influenced Bush's approach to Saddam Hussein's Iraq.”

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