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5.0 out of 5 stars When America does the terrorizing of other nations, November 4, 2005
This review is from: In the Name of Democracy: American War Crimes in Iraq and Beyond (American Empire Project) (Paperback)
Jeremy Brecher sifts through mountains of evidence to question how the United States can justify torturing people if we are trying to convince them that adopting a western-style democracy is in their own best interests.

Furthermore, he argues these events are not isolated incidents. Seemingly disparate events are connected. Many of America's public officials convinced themselves, each other, and the troops that we are above the law because we are making the world safe for democracy. Couple the American government's jingoistic ideology with a solider's stress of being in a guerilla war--where anybody could be a combatant---and there is no surprise that some members of the American forces commit war crimes in the Middle East.

Brecher's ultimate analysis questions the ethics of many American policy holders. However, he believes in the American people to demand better behavior from their leaders. This makes the breadth of disturbing information in his volume easier to digest.
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Laura O'Shea says:
the US is so full of crap we cant see past the end of our nose. I haven't read this book, I am ordering it now but we have a long long history of BS like this. Also read Andrew Kolin's book
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