Title IGNORANT ARMIES: SLIDING INTO WAR IN IRAQ.
Book Condition Near Fine
Edition Second Printing
Publisher Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2003
0771029772 / 9780771029776
Seller ID 24842
189 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Around the world thoughtful people are asking one vital question: How could an unspeakable terrorist act carried out by a small group of Islamist zealots, most of them Saudi Arabian, result in war being declared on Iraq, a country with a brutal but firmly secular government that had no known connection with 9/11? Is it a grotesque mistake, a sinister plot, or just the strategic equivalent of a highway pileup? Far too many politicians and journalists who should know better have swallowed the story that Saddam Hussein is a threat to the West, that his weapons of mass destruction are about to fall into the hands of suicidal terrorist fanatics, and that we must invade Iraq before the Beast of Baghdad eats us, hair and all. And too few observers have pointed out that the weapons are not very dangerous, that Saddam has been successfully contained for over a decade without a war, and that the emperor has not clothes." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing.