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Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the UN and Overthrow Saddam Hussein
Scott 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 US regimes. As Ritter reveals in this explosive book, Washington was only interested in disarmament as a tool for its own agenda. Ope ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 5th 2005 by Nation Books
(first published September 23rd 2005)
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Oct 20, 2008 Will Byrnes rated it 3 of 5 stars
Ritter was the guy in charge of field operations for UNSCOM, the United Nations entity charged with performing weapons inspections in Iraq, and he has tales to tell. Bottom line is that the USA never intended for sanctions to be lifted on Iraq, no matter what the UNSCOM team turned up. In order to keep UNSCOM from actually completing its mission, the US engaged in a systematic policy of interference, misinformation and dirty tricks. And this was under Clinton, as well as under both Bushies. The ...more
Scott Ritter was a high ranking UN weapons inspector from 91 thru 98 when Clinton kicked them out in 1998. This book recounts his personal experience of the inspection process. I found his Frontier Justice much easier to digest, but that doesn’t mean I found this book without merit. It’s not like he wrote a fictional novel arguing against global warming, Yeah I’m talking to you Crichton. But this book has so many players that make short appearances, most with pseudonyms, that it’s difficult to f ...more