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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Normal relations between the United States and Iraq would serve our longer - term interests and promote stability in both the Gulf and the Middle East . " -President George H. W. Bush , National Security Directive 26 , October 2 ...
We believe the U.S. has the authority under existing U.N. resolutions to take the necessary steps , including military steps , to protect our vital interests in the Gulf . In any case , American policy cannot continue to be crippled by ...
No one would say these challenges posed easy problems , but if you take that long list and you ask , ' Did we respond in a way which discouraged people from supporting terrorist activities , or activities clearly against our interests ?
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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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