Disarming Iraq

by Hans Blix

Hardcover, 2004

Call number

956.70 BLIX



Pantheon (2004), Edition: 1, 304 pages


"The war against Iraq divided opinion throughout the world and generated a maelstrom of spin and counterspin. The man at the eye of the storm, and arguably the only key player to emerge from it with his integrity intact, was Hans Blix, head of the UN weapons inspection team." "This is Dr. Blix's account of what really happened during the months leading up to the declaration of war in March 2003. In riveting descriptions of his meetings with Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Kofi Annan, he conveys the frustrations, the tensions, the pressure and the drama as the clock ticked toward the fateful hour.". "Free of the agendas of politicians and ideologues, Blix is the plainspoken, measured voice of reason in the cacophony of debate about Iraq. His assessment of what happened is invaluable in trying to understand both what brought us to the present state of affairs and what we can learn as we try to move toward peace and security in the world after Iraq."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member carterchristian1
Blix was head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission from March 2000 to June 2003. This book makes one of the best cases there is against Bush's rash action 5 years ago.
LibraryThing member Quickpint
A fantastic and important historical document, but a frustrating book for anyone who has lived through these times.




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