Joel Mowbray
Each day this week, Townhall will continue running an exclusive excerpt each day from the explosive expose on the State Department, Dangerous Diplomacy. Although Joel Mowbray is best known for shutting down the Visa Express program in Saudi Arabia and surviving State's attempt to detain him, his new book covers everything from how State has has made it easier for brutal dictatorships to acquire weapons of mass destruction to how State has actively fought victims of terrorism who have battled brutal tyrants like the Iranian mullahs or Fidel Castro. Filled with never-before-told stories, Joel Mowbray's new book is controversial, provactive, and entertaining--and Townhall is the only place you can read an exclusive series of excerpts from this hot blockbuster.  Excerpts: Tuesday, Wednesday 

FRIENDS OF BA’ATH

As soon as the war in Iraq ended, the transition to a new government began. Despite a clear goal of de-Ba’athification—akin to de-Nazification in Germany after World War II—laid out by President Bush, the State Department had other ideas. Because the Ba’athists had been in control of Iraq for thirty-five years—nearly twenty-five of which were under Saddam Hussein’s leadership—State wanted to phase out senior Ba’ath party officials from the transition government over time.

Considering some of the people at the center of U.S. efforts in Iraq, this belief should not come as a surprise.


Joel Mowbray

Joel Mowbray, who got his start with Townhall.com, is an award-winning investigative journalist, nationally-syndicated columnist and author of Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America's Security.

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