Thursday, October 27, 2005
Iraq Confidential, new book by Scott Ritter
How the neo-cons undermined the UN, dragged us into a war and lied to America
Operating in a fog of espionage and counter-espionage, Ritter and his team were determined to find out the truth about Iraq's WMD. The CIA were equally determined to stop them. For the truth, we now know, was that Iraq was playing a deadly game of double-bluff, and actually had no WMD. But to have revealed this would have derailed America's drive to topple Saddam Hussein's regime. Iraq Confidential charts the disillusionment of a patriot who came to realize that his own government sought to undermine weapons 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 Rumanian intelligence services to MI6 pepper this powerful narrative, which contains revelations that will permanently affect the ongoing debates about Iraq.