"The Americans Had Their Man"

Clip: Season 32 Episode 15 | 3m 4s

When he was elected Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki was so inexperienced that President Bush himself scheduled frequent video conferences to school him in the art of politics. FRONTLINE’s "Losing Iraq," U.S. television’s first big-picture look at what went wrong and how we arrived at the current chaos, premieres July 29 on PBS and at

Aired: 07/29/14

Rating: NR

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