A long short war: the postponed liberation of Iraq

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A Plume Book, 2002 - History - 104 pages
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'A Long Short War' is the one essential book for anyone who wants to understand the greatest global crisis of the past decade, one that bitterly divided public opinion across the United States - and the world. Watching events unfold in the U.S. and writing directly from Iraq, Christopher Hitchens reported on the current crisis while at the same time emphasizing the historical perspective - that this war began when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, only a few months after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Cutting through the spin and slogans shaping popular thought, he tackles the essential questions. What was the true nature of Saddam's regime? Was this really Bush's war for oil? Will our military action spark more terrorist attacks? In this polemical, incendiary account, Hitchens offers hindsight on the rights and wrongs of an epochal war.

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Read in 2003 or 2004.
I usually enjoy the author's writing. However, the book is choppy and made up of essays written about the invasion and published at different times. In the future I'll be
cautious about books that are similarly written. Choose another book by Hitchens if you're interested in him. 

Review: A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq

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This pamphlet completely flipped my viewpoint of American military intervention in Iraq on its head. I am by no means conservative (neither is Hitchens) or pro-military/pro-state. However upon reading ... Read full review


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Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of the best-selling God Is Not Great. His books published by Verso include The Trial of Henry Kissinger, No One Left to Lie To, The Missionary Position, Unacknowledged Legislation, The Parthenon Marbles, Hostage to History, and more.