- Hardcover: 191 pages
- Publisher: Delphic Press, LLC; First Edition edition (March 15, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0962810312
- ISBN-13: 978-0962810312
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,815,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Iraq War: The Truth Hardcover – March 15, 2004
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The book is better than its title or its preface. Zuesse makes a case that Bush's central motivation in launching this war was to render the United Nations and the International Criminal Court powerless. Bush didn't attack and occupy Iraq in order to eliminate weapons that he already knew didn't exist. And looting the oil and other resources (and the US Treasury) for corporate cronies was a side benefit. Attacking in violation of international law, and using napalm and depleted uranium in the attack, was not a regrettable circumstance to Bush. He would not have preferred to have UN backing, because his primary enemy was never Saddam Hussein; it was the United Nations. What about "liberating the Iraqis"? Bush believed that one. He didn't expect the Iraqis to continue resisting. But that wasn't why he started the war.
All right, but why would someone waste tens of thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars getting into a predictable mess merely for the thrill of violating a law? Because this was no ordinary thrill for our born again White House occupant. This was a holy thrill. This was paying Jesus back for saving W from alcohol and drugs. This was the culmination of a fundamentalist Christian crusade on behalf of God's law in opposition to merely human law. This war has been building steadily since the founding of the John Birch Society. This is a war with God on Bush's side, fought for a righteous and holy American empire.Read more ›