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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I made it very clear at that time what “ unconditional cooperation " meant , based on existing U.N. resolutions and Iraq's own commitments . And along with Prime Minister Blair of Great Britain , I made it equally clear that if Saddam ...
“ Look at what the President has done in Afghanistan , " he said , “ and look at his speech to the joint session of Congress ” – meaning the State of the Union Message , in January . “ He made it clear that it's an important area .
After France , Germany and Russia made clear their opposition to the U.S. - British draft resolution , Britain offered an amendment giving Iraq until March 17 to disarm . Both countries made two last moves seeking support for their ...
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Those looking for some perspective on the war with Iraq need look no further than this substantial anthology--every perspective is here, from right to left, from pro-war to anti, from Ann Coulter to ... Читать весь отзыв
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