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"We Meant Well':
An Attempt To Rebuild Iraq

Before going to Iraq in 2009, Peter Van Buren was a Foreign Service officer for more than 20 years. His "success" in Iraq, he would learn, might depend on the remedial . . . or even the criminal. His book, 'We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi people,' was an insightful, bittersweet and often humorous account of his period around the most political influential branch of the U.S. military in Iraq, the Army.