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Secrets and Lies - Dilip Hiro

Secrets and Lies

Paperback Published: 1st December 2003
ISBN: 9781560255567
Number Of Pages: 496

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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 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.

Main Characters
Toward Invasion
9/11 and Iraq: A Phantom Linkp. 1
Bin Laden Morphed into Saddamp. 57
Resolution 1441 to Powell's Perorationp. 97
The Rush to Warp. 139
Operation "Iraqi Freedom"
Week One: Allies' Dashed Hopesp. 183
Week Two: A Decisive Periodp. 211
Week Three: The Fall of Baghdadp. 237
Week Four: All Over, Almostp. 273
The Aftermath
Iraq Under Occupationp. 299
"New Iraq": Cradle of Democracy or Incubator for Terrorists?p. 347
Summary and Conclusionsp. 367
Epiloguep. 409
App. I: Chronologyp. 439
Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction and Means of Delivery: Alleged and Foundp. 453
Indexp. 455
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ISBN: 9781560255567
ISBN-10: 1560255560
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st December 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.41 x 12.65  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 0.45