Jeffrey Record, a prominent national security analyst with a Ph.D. from John Hopkins, has come out with a new book titled Dark Victory: America's Second War Against Iraq. In the book, Record offers an analysis of the war and its aftermath, concluding that the war was pointless. Record goes on to argue that the war has ultimately damaged America's longterm security interests, opening up a new front for terrorist attacks on the U.S. while aiding terrorist recruitment efforts. This analysis, coming from a recognized expert, butresses the current criticism of Shrub's War.
Roger A. Paine talks about Record's book, and the Salon article on the book, on his blog.