Refuting the myth that
America's socially conservative thinkers, journalists, and commentators tended to support the war in Iraq, this book incorporates the opinions of some of the leading figures in America's conservative movement on why the decision to go to war and the continuing occupation of Iraq was and is the wrong course of action.
Twenty-five articles by influential thinkers such as former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, syndicated columnists Sam Francis, Joseph Sobran, Eric Margolis, and Charley Reese, leading economist Jude Wanniski, social critics Tom Fleming and Paul Gottfried, and religious figures Bishop John Michael Botean and the late Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani make the case against the Iraqi conflict using conservative arguments on geopolitics, Christian morality, and common sense. Four detailed appendices on the war teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are also provided.
"The essays in these volumes, ranging from the best minds of the liberal left to the great wisdom of the orthodox right, take on the war in
Iraq, closely examining the ideas and motives of its planners, promoters and defenders. Here is genuine intellectual diversity and hard analysis--fascinating and required reading." --David Allen White, professor of English, U.S. Naval Academy.
"This trenchant collection of articles about the
U.S. war in the Middle East is a fulfillment of my dearest wish: seeing the left-wing and the right-wing, religious and nonreligious, Christian and Muslim opposition to the war united in one front against one mutual enemy. It will be the cornerstone of every future realignment of antiwar forces in the U.S." --Israel Adam Shamir, journalist and author, Flowers of Galilee.
"At last, a truly universal critique on the war in
." --Anthony Cappello, researcher, Victoria University, Australia; director, Freedom Publishing; national secretary, Thomas More Centre. Iraq
With a foreword by Bishop Hilarion Capucci, and contributions from Rev. Juan Carlos Iscara, SSPX, Professor John Rao, Dr. Robert Hickson, Paul Likoudis, Dr. Peter Chojnowski, and Professor Romano Amerio.
The moral, political, and legal problems surrounding the
U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq are addressed with uncommon frankness in this collection of essays by some of the world's most influential academics, lawyers, journalists, politicians, and military, intelligence, and media experts. Contributions include academics such as Noam Chomsky, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Claes Ryn; journalists Milton Viorst, Robert Fisk, Kirkpatrick Sale, and Justin Raimondo; former CIA professional Ray McGovern; former Defense Intelligence Agency professional W. Patrick Lang; and Fr. Jean-Marie Benjamin, personal friend of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Traiq Aziz. Discussing the Iraq war and related issues such as the legal foundation of the war on terror, the detention practices at Guantanamo bay, and the roots of the American neo-conservative ideology, the essays illustrate the hypocrisy and illegality of America's stance on terrorism and its policies of aggression in the Middle East.
"Deconstructs the war on
Iraq as part of the neo-con blueprint for consolidating the American Empire." --Marjorie Cohn, professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law; executive vice president, National Lawyers Guild; representative, American Association of Jurists
"Much more than just a critique of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, this volume effectively dissects broad aspects of U.S. foreign policy - both of the current Bush Administration and those administrations that preceded it." --Roger E. Kanet, PhD, professor of political science and political developments in Central and Eastern Europe, University of Miami
"This remarkable two-volume collection of essays and interviews provides the most comprehensive coverage of the war and its aftermath available anywhere." --George Downs, dean of social science; professor,
New York University