The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the UN and Overthrow Saddam Hussein
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Iraq Confidential by Scott Ritter
Book DescriptionScott Ritter is the straight-talking former marine officer who the CIA wants to silence. After the 1991 Gulf War, Ritter helped lead the UN weapons inspections of Iraq, and found himself at the center of a dangerous game between the Iraqi and United States regimes. As Ritter reveals in this explosive book, Washington was only interested in disarmament as a tool for its own agenda. Operating in a fog of espionage and counter-espionage, Ritter and his team were determined to find out the truth about Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The CIA was equally determined to stop them. For the truth, we now know, is that Iraq was playing a deadly bluffing game, and actually had no WMD. But to have revealed this would have derailed America's drive for regime change. Iraq Confidential charts the disillusionment of a staunch patriot who came to realize that his own government sought to undermine effective arms control in the Middle East. Ritter shows us a world of deceit and betrayal, in which nothing is as it seems. A host of characters from Mossad, MI6 and the CIA pepper this powerful narrative, which contains revelations that will permanently affect the ongoing debates about Iraq.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560258872
(210mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Nation Books
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Scott Ritter
Dangerous Ground, Hardback (March 2010)
From one of the world's leading authorities on arms control, a probing look at America's failed attempts at arms control, from the Truman administration to the present
Iraq Confidential, Paperback (November 2009)View all books by Scott Ritter
As the Anglo-American occupation of Iraq peters out in failure, the historical debate is just beginning. How were we so misled in to such a disastrous war? This title charts the disillusionment of a true patriot, who came to realise that his own government was trying to undermine weapons control in the Middle East.
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Author Biography - Scott Ritter
Scott Ritter was the UN's top weapons inspector in Iraq between 1991 and 1998. Before working for the UN he served as a captain in the US marines and as a ballistic missile adviser to General Schwarzkopf in the first Gulf War. He opposed the build-up for war in 2003, claiming that Iraq had been effectively disarmed. Ritter lives in New York State. Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist currently writing for the New Yorker. In his long and distinguished career he has been the first to expose many of the major scandals in US foreign policy, from the May Lai massacre in Vietnam to Abu Ghraib.
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