Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren blew the whistle on State Department waste and mismanagement during Iraqi reconstruction in his first book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People. A TomDispatch regular, he writes about current events at his blog, We Meant Well. His new book, Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99Percent, has just been published.

Whistleblowers, moral injury, and endless war Peter Van Buren
I helped create a climate of fear in the new age of terrorism, and I'm sorry Peter Van Buren
5 lessons America has failed to learn from the Iraq War Peter Van Buren
5 foreign policy questions we'll never ask our presidential candidates Peter Van Buren
Minimum wage, minimum chance of a future: This is how horrible living on the minimum wage has become Peter Van Buren
The only strategy that can defeat ISIS is one no Republican would ever embrace Peter Van Buren
We're not beating ISIS like this: America has no easy solution to its Middle Eastern crisis -- and maybe none at all Peter Van Buren
We're still fighting George W. Bush's battles: Syria, ISIS and the "worst foreign policy blunder" in American History Peter Van Buren
The Middle East will never be the same: Why the Iran pact is a historic triumph Peter Van Buren
5 Iraq strategies that are guaranteed to fail Peter Van Buren
America's other Iraq calamity: How our failed war has empowered Iran Peter Van Buren
America loves its war porn: "American Sniper" and the Hollywood propaganda machine Peter Van Buren
The military industrial complex's new Iraq hustle Peter Van Buren
America's George W. Bush disorder: Why our new Iraq war is doomed to fail Peter Van Buren
7 disastrous possible outcomes of our new war with ISIS Peter Van Buren