The Fire This Time: U.S. War Crimes in the Gulf

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The former U.S. Attorney General documents the horrors he witnessed while traveling through war-torn Iraq, delineating nineteen different points in which the U.S. government was in violation of international law, including the slaughter of surrendering Iraqi soldiers.

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The former U.S. attorney general, an internationally renowned human rights activist, traveled through Iraq during February 1991, gathering evidence of alleged American war crimes. Despite assurances from the Pentagon and allied leaders that everything possible was being done to avoid civilian casualties, Clark determined that the U.S.-led bombardment was a deliberate campaign against Iraqi civilians meant to deprive them of food, water, medical supplies and the wherewithal to resuscitate their economy. Clark argues--unconvincingly--that the U.S. Constitution was grossly violated, that 60% of our troops were duped "people of color" and most of the others were "poor whites," that U.S. warplanes killed 1500 civilians in one Baghdad bomb shelter, and that the American media conspired to persuade the public of the righteousness of the "deeply immoral" conduct of the war by U.S. forces. Saddam Hussein's conduct is not addressed. Illustrations not seen by PW.
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This book by former U.S. Attorney General Clark is unique because it is based on his firsthand experience of the damage inflicted on Iraqi society as a result of the destruction of that country's civilian infrastructure during the Persian Gulf war. Clark goes beyond the usual explanation of the causes and consequences of the war and explains in detail "violations" of international legal principles by the United States and its allies in their war against Iraq. Clark also contends that the U.S. government led Saddam Hussein into taking actions that would justify U.S. military involvement in the Gulf. Clark's arguments may be controversial, especially to readers accustomed to popular explanations about the war, but they are certainly thought-provoking and worth reading. Highly recommended for both public and academic libraries.
- Nader Entessar, Spring Hill Coll., Mobile, Ala.
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