By various authors.
The single most comprehensive, hard-hitting, and groundbreaking collection of pieces on the Iraq war available. No ground is left unplowed in these no-holds-barred exposes dealing with the run-up to and aftermath of the war. Opponents of the war will find coherent and persuasive support for their position. Supporters....will become opponents.
The aim of this set is three-fold: (1) to recover and re-assert the true just-war doctrine in the face of its corruption by so-called "Catholic neoconservatives" who claim a right to attack a sovereign nation that has not committed an act of aggression; (2) to expose the sadly profound immorality of our nation's treatment of Iraq in the run-up to the March 2003 invasion and during the decade preceding; and (3) to illustrate the bankruptcy of the modern political categories of "left" and "right," "Democrat" and "Republican," "Liberal" and "Conservative," by bringing together an eclectic group of pundits, journalists, historians, and other scholars in a collection that transcends the sterile boundaries of current politics and tackles issues in view of the only criteria that matter: truth or falsehood, accuracy or error, honesty or deceit. It is, of course, according to these criteria that the Church's moral and political wisdom has so much to offer, and no modern case better illustrates this fact than the war in Iraq and its implications under just-war doctrine.
Just War Principles: A Condemnation of War in Iraq
Refuting the myth that America's socially conservative thinkers, journalists, and commentators tend to support the war in Iraq, this text 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.
Hardcover, 447 pages.
Hypocrisy, Lawlessness, and the Rape of Iraq
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 Tariq 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 neoconservative ideology, the essays illustrate the hypocrisy and illegality of America's stance on terrorism and its policies of aggression in the Middle East.
Hardcover, 857 pages.
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