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Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You

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Deftly separating truth from propaganda, Target Iraq is a hard-hitting expose of the harsh realities and consequences of the pending war and the media's failure to present the full spectrum of issues to the public. Target Iraq will figure prominently in the national debate about the war against Iraq. Included are appendices by the Institute for Public Accuracy and FAIR -- ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 6th 2003 by Context Books
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Jean Tessier
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Reese Erlich was at Google to promote his book The Iran Agenda and though I was too late to get a copy of it, he had a few copies of this book for sale, so I got one for $10. It was published just before the U.S. went in Iraq, so the tone throughout is of impending war with still a fleeting hope for peace. It all seems so long ago.

A long laundry list of the lies perpetrated by the Bush administration as it built its case against Saddam Hussein and how the media were in on it.

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Nukalurk
Das Buch wurde direkt vor dem Irakkrieg veröffentlicht. Es zerpflückt einerseits Schritt für Schritt die US-amerikanische Propaganda, die zum Krieg führte. Andererseits erhält man viele Hintergrundinformationen über die Jahre vor dem Krieg und wie die von den USA auferlegten Sanktionen nach und nach den Irak zermürbt haben. So wurde dem Irak, einem ehemaligen engen Verbündeten der USA, verboten, Ersatzteile und Chlor zur Instandhaltung der Wasserversorgung zu importieren, weswegen die fast kompl ...more
Aaron
As I was living in Australia trying to find a more balanced, or at least objective look at what was happening and what an "invasion" would mean. This book gave me a nice overview from an admittedly "left" perspective, but beyond bullet points and blind opposition. Very good exploration that a few more people should have read at that time.
Yvonne Carter
Covers how the media controls peoples' thinking and reactions along with the politicians using the media to persuade US people that Iraq War is good. Excellent section of arguments against Pres. Bush's claims
sologdin
it's not like it's wrong; it's just that how many anti-Iraq war texts did we need during the bush regime?
Catherine
Excellent and informative.
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Norman Solomon is an American journalist, media critic, antiwar activist, and former candidate in 2012 for the United States House of Representatives.

Solomon is a longtime associate of the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR).

In 1997 he founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, which works to provide alternative sources for journalists, and served as its executive directo
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