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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But despite the flood of instant information and analysis provided by television
and the press during the course of the Gulf War , most Americans remain ill
informed about the history of the region , the policies that brought Iraq , Kuwait ,
and the ...
Given Saddam ' s aggressive regional ambitions , as well as his ruthlessness and
unpredictability , it may at some point be wise to remove him from power .
Whether and when that point should come ought to depend on overall U . S .
Regime change in Iraq would bring about a number of benefits to the region .
When the gravest of threats are eliminated , the freedom - loving peoples of the
region will have a chance to promote the values that can bring lasting peace .
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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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