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By Irwin Abrams, Gungwu Wang

A unprecedented number of essays at the lately concluded Iraq warfare by way of Nobel Peace laureates and major students. The Iraq warfare and its Consequences is the First and Only ebook that brings jointly greater than 30 Nobel Peace laureates and eminent students to provide critiques, analyses and insights at the warfare that has drawn either common competition and robust support.

In this intellectually eye-catching ebook, Professor Irwin Abrams, thought of the major authority world-wide at the heritage of the Nobel Peace Prize and exceptional college Professor Emeritus at Antioch college, in addition to Professor Wang Gungwu, popular historian and Director of the East Asian Institute on the nationwide collage of Singapore, have accumulated works of remarkable laureates and students from varied backgrounds. The Nobel Peace laureates and eminent students, jointly, expound at the effects and affects of the Iraq warfare — an attempt that has no longer been made earlier than. In end, there are sermons via Gunnar Stålsett, Bishop of Oslo.

Contents:

  • The Post-Cold struggle and the Unipolar global: Can the united states Lead?
  • American management in a Globalised global: Sep 11, Iraq and Beyond
  • The Hidden bills of battle: How the Bush Doctrine is Undermining Democracy in Iraq and Democracy in America
  • Iraq: academic Renewal for an Arab Renaissance?
  • Missing in motion: The Iraq Museum and the Human Past
  • Iraq: Collective Punishment in battle and Peace
  • The Iraq struggle and the discussion between Civilizations
  • and many different articles

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47 In 1992, Wolfowitz, then serving as under secretary of defense for policy, was charged by then Defense Secretary Dick Cheney to draft a “Defense Planning Guidance” (DPG), which would outline policy in a second term for then-President Bush. Wolfowitz’s draft argues for a new military and political strategy in a post-Cold War world in which containment has no place. S. policy, according to that DPG, should be to prevent the emergence of a rival superpower. S. must show the leadership necessary to establish and protect a new order that holds the promise of convincing potential competitors that they need not aspire to a greater role or pursue a more aggressive posture to protect their legitimate interests.

Government Accounting Office. S. S. contractors rebuilding Iraq are reportedly pushing a funding proposal that could indebt the country even more. S. Export-Import bank to finance projects now in Iraq in exchange for a share of future Iraqi oil revenues. S. government agency, another in the long line of creditors any future government would have to face. S. S. manages Iraqi oil resources while it occupies the country. S. S. ”70 Soros had also called upon Security Council members to amend the draft resolution before its passage to strengthen safeguards against abuse.

Meaningful public debate was stifled and opposition to the war was largely ignored by the press. S. Congress, cowed by the high-flying rhetoric of “patriotism” and “security for the homeland”, rushed to a vote to support Bush’s war of “preemptive self defense” against Iraq. S. national security policy essentially without meaningful debate. Internationally, the administration tried to use similar manipulations, coupled with intense political and economic pressure, to achieve international support for the invasion.

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