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 by means of many of the world's such a lot influential teachers, legal professionals, reporters, politicians, and army, intelligence, and media specialists. Contributions comprise lecturers akin to Noam Chomsky, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Claes Ryn; newshounds Milton Viorst, Robert Fisk, Kirkpatrick Sale, and Justin Raimondo; former CIA specialist Ray McGovern; former safeguard Intelligence corporation expert W. Patrick Lang; and Fr. Jean-Marie Benjamin, own good friend of the previous Deputy major Minister of Iraq Traiq Aziz. Discussing the Iraq battle and comparable matters equivalent to the felony beginning 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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Extra resources for Neo-Conned! Again: Hypocrisy, Lawlessness, and the Rape of Iraq
It is about that admonition of antiquity: that if we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. For Iraq 1917, read Iraq 2003. For Iraq 1920, read Iraq 2004 or 2005. Yes, we have given “full sovereignty” to Iraq. That’s also what the British falsely claimed more than 80 years ago. Come, then, and confront the looking glass of history, and see what America and Britain will do in the next 12 terrible months in Iraq. Our story begins in March 1917 as 22-year-old Private 11072 Charles Dickens of the Cheshire Regiment peels a poster off a wall in the newly captured city of Baghdad.
On July 8, 1996, the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies sent a strategy memo to Israel’s new Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Grandly titled “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” (the realm in this instance being Israel), the memorandum had among its sponsors several notorious Washington characters, some of them accused more than once down the years of being agents of influence for Israel, including Richard Perle and Douglas Feith. roll-back some of [Israel’s] most dangerous threats.
I want more time. I want more evidence. I want to know that I am right, that our Nation is right, and not just powerful. ), October 10, 2002, before the Senate, prior to the vote on war in Iraq An Exercise in Critical Thinking: Today’s Sharpest Minds Tackle the War and Its Context the editors’ gloss: This chapter (adapted from the authors’ book Imperial Crusades) argues that the American war against Iraq included a decade of sanctions of questionable legality, and bombing of undoubted illegality – illegal because the “no-fly zones” (NFZs) it purported to enforce were not authorized or created by the UN, as Tariq Aziz pointed out in 1993.