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The Greatest Threat Iraq, Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And The Crisis Of Global Security

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"The Greatest Threat is the ""brutally candid"" inside story of the West's failure to stop Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from building weapons of mass destruction (Booklist)."
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 7th 2001 by PublicAffairs (first published April 30th 2000)
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Joseph Stieb
Mar 08, 2016 Joseph Stieb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is an important historical testimony about the weapons inspections of Iraq in the late 1990's. Butler led UNSCOM for two years and dealt with Iraq's various forms of non-compliance, as well as significant weakness and delusion in the UN. Anyone who thinks that Iraq was complying with the UN needs to check out this book. Butler positively seethes with anger about his dealings with Tariq Aziz, who comes across as the ultimate liar and scumbag. He also shows how various forces at the UN, from ...more
Hans Hoffmann
Feb 01, 2016 Hans Hoffmann rated it liked it
Facinating account of what the UN inspectors had to go through when dealing with Iraq and the internal politics of the UN.
Del
Jan 07, 2016 Del rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a pretty good book that documented why Richard Butler thought Saddam's Iraq was such a serious threat to world peace. Although he ended up not being a supporter of the Iraq War, this book clearly shows how deceptive Saddam's government was when it came to the issue of WMD in Iraq, and the UN inspection process.
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