By Amer Faris
"I was once a prisoner earlier than the battle; i'm no freer now after the war." This memoir of an Iraqi soldier writing less than a pseudonym makes use of "red flags" as a metaphor for army objectives in the course of his country's invasion by means of the U.S. in 2003. He recounts his involvement in Saddam Hussein's military and the government's Baathist ideas, which he below hazard of execution, and says probability got here as a lot from the suspicious Iraqi executive as from American invaders. Even the autumn of Baghdad and the Hussein govt has now not ended in a greater lifestyles for his humans, whom he says are nonetheless divided by way of struggle.