The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions
Despite the torrent of coverage devoted to war with Iraq, woefully little attention has been paid to the history of the region, the policies that led to the conflict, and the daunting challenges that will confront America and the Middle East once the immediate crisis has ended. In this collection, Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, coeditors of the acclaimed Gulf War Reader, have assembled essays and documents that present an eminently readable, up-to-the-moment guide -- from every imaginable perspective -- to the continuing crisis in the Gulf and Middle East.
Here, in analysis and commentary from some of the world's leading writers and opinion makers -- and in the words of the key participants themselves -- is the engrossing saga of how oil economics, power politics, dreams of empire, nationalist yearnings, and religious fanaticism -- not to mention naked aggression, betrayal, and tragic miscalculation -- have conspired to bring us to the fateful collision of the West and the Arab world over Iraq. Contributors include:
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The first promise was that Arab territories that were free before the war would
remain so , and that in territories liberated by the Arabs themselves , the British
government would recognize the complete and sovereign independence of the ...
Israel stole the Arab land , supported by the U.S. But the U.A.E. and Kuwait do not
support Israel . Anyway , they are Arabs . But when they try to weaken Iraq , then
they are helping the enemy . And then Iraq has the right to defend itself .
To today's practically unanimous chorus has been added the authority of the
United Nation's Human Development Report on the Arab world which certified
that Arabs dramatically lag behind the rest of the world in democracy , knowledge
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