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Published: 30 July 2014

ISBN: 9780748693023

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The Road to Iraq

The Making of a Neoconservative War

First Edition

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • An investigation into the causes, agency and execution of the Iraq War
  • Traces the origins of the two strands of propaganda--Iraq's Al Qaeda links and its alleged WMDs--that were used to justify the war, and how these bypassed the established vetting processes
  • Studies the methods that the neocons deployed to foment a confrontation with Iraq in the immediate aftermath of 9/11
  • Shows that the various explanations put forward to explain the Iraq war are not mutually exclusive and separate the determining causes from the enabling ones
  • Revisits the debate about the Israel lobby's influence on US Middle East policy
  • Draws parallels with the Cold War and the tactics of Richard Perle