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CAUT Bulletin Archives

January 2003

Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War

Anthony Arnove, ed. Cambridge, Massachusetts: South End Press, 2002; 264 pp; hardcover $40 US., paper $16 US.
In this critically acclaimed collection, leading voices against the sanctions document the human, environmental, and social toll of the U.S. and UK-led war against Iraq. This updated edition examines George Bush's and Tony Blair's escalation of the conflict as part of their global "war on terrorism,' even though no evidence exists that ties Iraq to the tragic events of Sept.11. Carefully documented, thoroughly researched, and written in clear language, Iraq Under Siege is invaluable for anyone who wants to understand the roots of U.S. policy in Iraq and the Middle East. This volume also includes photographs and first-person accounts from Iraq that show the human story of the sanctions and points to concrete measures people can take to end this crisis.
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