My good friend Tom pointed me to an interview on NPR - Fresh Air - with Donovan Campbell. Campbell was a platoon leader in Iraq and put his experience there into a book called Joker One.
If Ricks' book talks about the big picture in Iraq, Campbell's talks about the personal. His memoir is at the top of my to read list. The little I heard in the interview when added to what I've learned from Fiasco has told me one thing. The cost of the mistakes made by both the civilian leadership and the military leadership in Iraq must never be allowed to be made again.