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The Empire Strikes Out

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The Empire Strikes Out
American and British forces swept into Iraq they were generally met with smiles and waves. But events did not turn out exactly as planned. The American troops began to suffer losses at the hands of the people they had supposedly liberated, and as U.S. casualties began to mount, the military began an aggressive campaign to root out the insurgency. The Empire Strikes Out includes a 5000 year overview of Mesopotamian history and examines the motives behind the invasion of Iraq in 2003. We hear from experts on international law and regional political analysts, and we also hear the Iraqi people give their own interpretation of what is happening to their country.moreless

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