US Army Pocket Guide to Iraq, 1943

Recently I posted images from the US Army 1943 Pocket Guide to Iran, which drew some fun responses including a comment by Benjamin pointing to a contemporary guide to Iraq. It's available here, and contains the same kind of "we're not here to tell people what to do" wisdom that has been sorely lacking in US policy of late.

US Army Guide to Iraq 1943
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.