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Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren

Van Buren

Peter Van Buren is a retired United States Foreign Service Officer who served on two Provincial Reconstruction Teams for the U.S. government in Iraq, after which he wrote the book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, in 2012. 

It’s fine to be outraged but don’t be shocked: our righteous war-making is not clean, nor humane. It never was, writes Peter Van Buren.

18 November, 2021