Targeting Iraq: Sanctions and Bombing in US Policy

Targeting Iraq: Sanctions and Bombing in US Policy

by G . L . Simons (Author)


The US has long been plagued by the stubborn survival of Saddam Hussein. Years of sanctions, bombings, coup attempts and internal rebellions had failed to topple the Iraqi dictator, but the terrorist attacks of 11th September 2001 gave fresh impetus to Washington's objective of regime change in Iraq. In this book, Geoff Simons describes the US conflicts with Iraq in the broad context of regional politics and American objectives. He profiles the long American war on Iraq with a focus on the sanctions regime, the bombing campaign, US manipulation of the UN, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the pro-Iraq Arab consensus and how Washington plans to overthrow the Saddam regime. Such factors, explored in detail, graphically illustrate the impact of US policy on the international stage.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Edition: Ill
Publisher: Saqi Books
Published: 06 Feb 2002

ISBN 10: 0863565271
ISBN 13: 9780863565274

Media Reviews
`Important and timely ... provides new clarity and adds new information about Iraq ... although I know a lot about Iraq, I found new material and interesting thinking. There is no doubt this is an important book ... I am particularly impressed by the use of original UN documents and the careful analysis of relevant UN resolutions.' Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary-General and head of the UN Humanitarian Programme in Iraq (1997-98) 'A huge contribution to exposing the great US crime against Iraq. Read this book and understand why.' John Pilger 'Books by Simons can be bought with confidence.' The Times 'A chilling indictment of US policy.' al-Hayat 'Passionate, fact-packed, minutely researched, thought-provoking.' Felicity Arbuthnot
Author Bio
Geoff Simons has written extensively on world politics. He is the author of Libya: the struggle for Survival; Saudi Arabia: the Shape of a Client Feudalism and The Scourging of Iraq: Sanctions, Law and Natural Justice. He has been translated into a dozen languages, including Arabic, Russian and Japanese.