Secrets and Lies: Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Collapse of American Power in the Middle East

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The Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, masterminded by U.S. President George W. Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, is the single most important event since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Just as that break-up ushered in a new era in international relations following the end of a bipolar world system, this war has given a new twist to the present global order. Secrets and Lies tells in detail how Operation Iraqi Freedom came about, what it means and where it is likely to lead the Middle East and the ...
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Overview

The Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, masterminded by U.S. President George W. Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, is the single most important event since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Just as that break-up ushered in a new era in international relations following the end of a bipolar world system, this war has given a new twist to the present global order. Secrets and Lies tells in detail how Operation Iraqi Freedom came about, what it means and where it is likely to lead the Middle East and the world at large. It reveals the scope of the "dirty tricks" used by the Anglo-American alliance to sell the war through the phony intelligence reports and the exaggeration of Saddam's possession of weapons of mass destruction. It examines the media campaign to win hearts and minds-including the stage management and spin surrounding the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch. Picking up from the author's recently celebrated essay in the New York Times, "Why the Mullahs Love a Revolution," this leading authority on the Middle East provides us with his skeptical view of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and his examination of the future in Middle East.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560255567
  • Publisher: Nation Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 1.11 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Main Characters
Maps
Preface
Prologue
Pt. I Toward Invasion
Ch. 1 9/11 and Iraq: A Phantom Link 1
Ch. 2 Bin Laden Morphed into Saddam 57
Ch. 3 Resolution 1441 to Powell's Peroration 97
Ch. 4 The Rush to War 139
Pt. II Operation "Iraqi Freedom"
Ch. 5 Week One: Allies' Dashed Hopes 183
Ch. 6 Week Two: A Decisive Period 211
Ch. 7 Week Three: The Fall of Baghdad 237
Ch. 8 Week Four: All Over, Almost 273
Pt. III The Aftermath
Ch. 9 Iraq Under Occupation 299
Ch. 10 "New Iraq": Cradle of Democracy or Incubator for Terrorists? 347
Ch. 11 Summary and Conclusions 367
Epilogue 409
App. I: Chronology 439
App. II Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction and Means of Delivery: Alleged and Found 453
Index 455
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