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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Asked by the judge why he had confessed to smuggling , he said , “ Since the
police beat me , I told them to write anything and I would sign it . ” Despite his
signed guilty plea , he publicly proclaimed his innocence from the witness stand .
I told him that it was too early to tell — that there had been elements of
cooperation as well as blockage . He made clear his preference for a positive
report on Iraq's behavior and stressed the great difficulty Russia would have if the
I would have told the Palestinians that until they stop suicide bombing and get a
more serious leadership , we're not dealing with them , but I would also have told
the Israelis that every new or expanded settlement they built would cost them ...
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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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