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The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History (New York Review Books Collections) Paperback – April 4, 2006
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"Danner...covers the British document in great and fascinating detail." --TomDispatch.com
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Danner makes three main points. First, it is clear that the Bush administration had decided to go to war with Iraq eight months before the actual March 19, 2003, attack. Second, from that point the Bush administration set out to "fix" the intelligence to build the strongest argument for war. Third, the Bush administration manipulated the weapons inspections to find a pretext for war even when claiming to use them as a way to avoid war.
Danner distinguishes between the possible reasons the Bush administration wanted to go to war with Iraq ("to remove the threat a hostile and unpredictable dictator was thought to pose . . . to the industrial world's oil supply; to foreclose the possibility of any collaboration between Saddam and al-Qaeda . . .Read more ›
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This is a good piece to read for information on the Downing Street memo--there was not enough press coverage on this, so I am glad this was published.Published on June 5, 2007 by Book Lover
Mr. Danner's pamphlet was easy to read, concise and informative on a subject about which all Americans should be better informed.Published on November 7, 2006 by Steven K. Dankof