War on Iraq

Author(s): Scott Ritter

Second Hand Military History

The definitive debunking of the arguments used by President Bush and his advisors for a war on Iraq. Former U.N. Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter and activist William Rivers Pitt dismantle the myths surrounding Iraq's present weapons capabilities to uncover the disturbing forces behind America's push for war.
During the seven years that U.N. weapons inspections took place in Iraq, Scott Ritter and other inspectors confirmed that Saddam Hussein's chemical, biological and nuclear weapons program had effectively been destroyed. This undermines President Bush's premise for waging war on Iraq. If the weapons aren't there what is the war about?
Ritter and William Rivers Pitt explore America's call for war, and reveal:
* the complete lack of any plausible link between Hussein and al-Qaeda;
* that Osama Bin Laden, like Bush, has also called for the death of Saddam Hussein;
* that constant satellite monitoring and spying on Iraq would have detected new centres for producing deadly weapons;
* that sanctions against Iraq prevented Hussein getting hold of the 'ingredients' he needed to make weapons;
* and that the consequences of a war would be truly dangerous for peace in the Middle East and could unleash a nuclear war.
Ritter and Pitt show why a forced 'regime change' is absurd and won't lead to democracy in a nation divided for centuries. And they have a bleak forecast of the possible consequences for the world's armies if there is a ground war, instead urging a diplomatic solution before it is too late.

(Preceeding text courtesy www.allenandunwin.com)

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General Fields

  • : 9781741140637
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : 0.07
  • : January 2002
  • : 18.00 cmmm X 11.00 cmmm X 0.70 cmmm
  • : books

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  • : Scott Ritter
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 956.7044/3
  • : 78