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Greg Mitchell writes the popular Media Fix blog at The Nation and is the author of nine nonfiction books. His latest book, published in January 2009, is Why Obama Won. His previous book, which came out in March 2008, was So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits -- and the President -- Failed on Iraq (Union Square Press).
Mitchell has written two books about infamous political campaigns, Tricky and the Pink Lady as well as The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics, winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize. He also co-authored two books with Robert Jay Lifton, Hiroshima in America and Who Owns Death?, and was chief adviser to the award-winning film, Original Child Bomb.
That Piece Killed by the "Post"
in 2003, Iraq meant never having to say you're sorry. The spring offensive had produced a victory in less than three weeks, with a relatively low American and Iraqi civilian death toll. Saddam fled and George W. Bush and his team drew overwhelming praise, at least here at home. By 2004 it was clear that Saddam's WMDs would never be found, but sorry was still the hardest word.