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 in a private meeting with Tariq Aziz , he made a single brief reference to “ certain things ” that made it difficult for the United States to do more to help Iraq . These things included “ chemical weapons , possible escalation in ...
It is quite clear that Saddam Hussein had by the late 1980s learned , or been taught , two things . The first is that the United States will intrigue against him when he is weak . The second is that it will grovel before him when he is ...
It would be one thing for Americans to hope that they can wage war without triggering effective retaliation . ... big things : preparing to cope with it , and reconsidering the need to start the war that could bring it on .
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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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