By D. Liam O'Huallachain, J. Forrest Sharpe, Scott Ritter, Joseph Cirincione
The ethical, political, and criminal difficulties surrounding the U.S. invasion and career of Iraq are addressed with unusual frankness during this selection of essays via the various world's such a lot influential lecturers, attorneys, newshounds, politicians, and army, intelligence, and media specialists. Contributions comprise teachers reminiscent of Noam Chomsky, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Claes Ryn; newshounds Milton Viorst, Robert Fisk, Kirkpatrick Sale, and Justin Raimondo; former CIA specialist Ray McGovern; former security Intelligence company expert W. Patrick Lang; and Fr. Jean-Marie Benjamin, own buddy of the previous Deputy best Minister of Iraq Traiq Aziz. Discussing the Iraq battle and similar matters resembling the criminal origin of the warfare on terror, the detention practices at Guantanamo bay, and the roots of the yank neoconservative ideology, the essays illustrate the hypocrisy and illegality of America's stance on terrorism and its regulations of aggression within the heart East.
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NOT ONE DRUM OF CHEMICALS. NOT ONE INCRIMINATING DOCUMENT. S. S. weapon of mass destruction was the dollar. . html and see for themselves. S. guarantees of assisted flight. S. S. pay-off money that speeded the departure of the Republican Guard’s commanders, duly followed by the defection of the prudent troops. Iraq’s thirteen years’ war is not over. That’s obvious enough, and we expect many long years of travail and struggle lie ahead for those millions of people in the cradle of civilization.
Less than two years earlier, a visitor had described a city whose streets “gaped emptily. . In the Christian cemetery east of the high road leading to Persia, coffins and half-mouldering skeletons were floating. . ” The British occupation was dark with historical precedent. There was, of course, no “cordial” reception of British troops in Baghdad. ” British officials believed that control of Mesopotamia would safeguard British oil interests in Persia (the initial occupation of Basra was ostensibly designed to do that) and that “clearly it is our right and duty, if we sacrifice so much for the peace of the world, that we should see to it we have compensation, or we may defeat our end” – which was not how Lt-Gen Maude expressed Britain’s ambitions in his famous proclamation in 1917.
Troop locations were pinpointed. Bunkers were mapped, the coordinates programmed into the targeting software for bunker-busting bombs. Iraq after the Gulf War wasn’t a rogue state. It was a captive state. This daily military harassment was the normal state of play, but there were also more robust displays of power. In June of 1993, Bill Clinton okayed a cruise missile strike on Baghdad, supposedly in response to an alleged and certainly bungled bid by Iraqi agents to assassinate George Bush the first on his triumphal tour of Kuwait.