The United States went to war in Iraq on a false pretense that it was somehow avenging those killed on Sept. 11.
Bruce Riedel is a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, part of the Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. In addition, Riedel serves as a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy.
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