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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... to some way of dislodging Hussein from Kuwait , then there are no military options . " - James Schlesinger ( former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former U.S. Secretary of Defense ) , quoted in USA Today , August 6 ...
“ I was shocked , because I view him as a normally very responsible and sober person , who understands about power and how to use it , " the former ambassador said . “ He just hates Saddam — a visceral hatred . " Another former senior ...
AGAINST A DOCTRINE OF PRE - EMPTIVE WAR Former Vice President Al Gore On September 23 , 2002 , former Vice - President and Democratic Presidential candidate Al Gore spoke out on the Bush administration's Iraq policy in a speech to the ...
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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
The Rise of Saddam Hussein
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