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A description of Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky’s new book, “Mission Accomplished!”, a project of the Institute of Expertology

Navasky & Cerf to Host One-Hour “Mission Accomplished!” Special on WBAI

Institute of Expertology co-founders Victor S. Navasky and Christopher Cerf are scheduled to host a special one-hour program based on their new book, Mission Accomplished! (or How We Won the War in Iraq)tomorrow, July 6th, on New York City’s Pacifica radio station, WBAI.  The program will be broadcast from 11 am to noon, and, if you’re in the New York area, you can tune in to it at 99.5 on your FM dial.  If you’re not in the Big Apple, don’t fret — the program will also be streamed live over the Internet. To listen in on the Web, just click here.

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Listen to Robert F. Kennedy’s Interview with “Mission Accomplished!” Authors Christopher Cerf & Victor Navasky on Air America’s “Ring of Fire”

 

Cerf & Navasky on \The Institute of Expertology is proud to provide you with an opportunity to hear Robert F. Kennedy’s June 23rd interview of Institute co-founders Christopher Cerf and Victor S. Navasky.  The interview — which features many of the funniest (or, depending on your outlook, most depressing) quotes from Cerf and Navasky’s bestselling book, Mission Accomplished! (or How We Won the War in Iraq) — was originally broadcast on “Ring of Fire,” the program Kennedy co-hosts with Mike Papantonio every weekend on Air America. To listen, click here.

Robert Kennedy, Jr., Will Interview Navasky & Cerf on This Week’s “Ring of Fire,” Broadcast on “Air America”

Mission Accomplished! coverTune into the popular “Ring of Fire” program on Air America Radio on Saturday, June 21 at 3pm Eastern Time (or, if you prefer, Sunday at 8 pm) to hear Robert Kennedy, Jr., interview Victor Navasky and Christopher Cerf about the definitive collection of Iraq misstatements and lies in their new book, Mission Accomplished! (or How We Won the War in Iraq).

As one reader said about Mission Accomplished!: “I laughed till I cried.” If you want to learn more about the “Ring of Fire” show, or listen to a live stream of the program, just click here.

About “Mission Accomplished!”


Mission Accomplished! (or How We Won the War in Iraq) is the definitive collection — systematically categorized, indexed, and footnoted for your convenience — of authoritative misinformation, disinformation, misunderstanding, miscalculation, egregious prognostication, boo-boos, and just plain lies, about the Iraq War.

“Never before has such a large and diverse group of experts been so unanimously in favor of a particular national policy as they were in the case of the U.S. invasion of Iraq,” note Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky, who, as co-founders of the Institute of Expertology, the nation’s leading purveyor of expertise on expertise, were uniquely qualified to assemble this impressive collection. “In the face of such a consensus, we had no choice but to ask ourselves, ‘Could the iron law of expertology — the experts are never right — be wrong?'”

At once an entertainment, a cautionary tale, a critique of mass media, a reference tool, and a postwar manifesto, Mission Accomplished! presents, as no book has before, the collective wisdom of all those who are presumed to know what they talking about on the subject of America’s adventure in Iraq. As this hilarious, yet depressing, volume demonstrates, they don’t.

From MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

“Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.”

— President George W. Bush, May 2, 2003

“[Insurgents] pose no strategic threat to the United States or to the Coalition Forces.”

— L. Paul Bremer III, Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, November 17, 2003

“Military action will not last more than a week.”

— Bill O’Reilly, The O’Reilly Factor, January 23, 2003

“I couldn’t imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah.”

— President George W. Bush, at a White House menorah lighting ceremony, December 10, 2001