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Occupying Iraq

Within weeks after the U.S. took Baghdad, Iraq ground to a halt and became a free-for-all, as homes and stores, museums, hospitals and electric plants were looted. "There was a decision to be lean and count on others showing up to secure the peace,” recalled chief of staff Andrew Card. “There was not as much discussion that I remember in the National Security Council about the process of organizing a government and identifying leaders."

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