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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If we turn our backs on his defiance , the credibility of U.S. power as a check against Saddam will be destroyed . We will not only have allowed Saddam to shatter the inspections system that controls his weapons of mass destruction ...
We have clear evidence now that they even desire to use weapons of mass destruction against us . Before 9/11 , we experienced the terrorist attacks on Khobar Towers , the USS Cole , on two embassies in Africa , but we did not believe it ...
GENERATOR OF HISTORICAL CHANGE : THE IRAQ CASE Richard Butler resident George W. Bush has stated , with mantra - like repetition , that the reason ernment , is that this is designed to remove Iraq's weapons of mass destruction ( WMD ) ...
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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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