Although it is generally understood that American neoconservatives pushed hard for the war in Iraq, this book forcefully argues that the neocons' goal was not the spread of democracy, but the protection of Israel's interests in the Middle East. Showing that the neocon movement has always identified closely with the interests of Israel's Likudnik right wing, the discussion contends that neocon advice on Iraq was the exact opposite of conventional United States foreign policy, which has always sought to maintain stability in the region to promote the flow of oil. Various players in the rush to war are assessed according to their motives, including President Bush, Ariel Sharon, members of the foreign-policy establishment, and the American people, who are seen not as having been dragged into war against their will, but as ready after 9/11 for retaliation.
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Stephen J. Sniegoski is the author of many articles on political philosophy, World War II, communism, and the American war in Iraq. His essay "Neoconservatives, Israel, and 9/11: The Origins of the U.S. War on Iraq" is included in the anthology Neoconned! Again. He holds his doctorate from the University of Maryland, where he studied American diplomatic history under Dr. Wayne S. Cole, whose papers are now part of the Hoover Presidential Library Research Collection. He lives in Adelphi, Maryland. Paul Findley is a former congressman from Illinois and a cofounder of the Council for the National Interest, a Washington advocacy group. He is the author of They to Dare Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby. He lives in Jacksonville, Illinois. Paul Gottfried, PhD, is the author of Conservatism in America. He lives in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.Review:
"This is a riveting book." —Paul Craig Roberts, PhD, syndicated columnist; former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; and former associate editor, Wall Street Journal
"The time is right for an unvarnished examination of the origins, history, and agenda of the neoconservative policy bloc in Washington and in Tel Aviv. The Transparent Cabal helps to provide one." —Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, USAF (ret.), PhD
"The timing of Dr. Sniegoski's book could not be better. The only aspect of U.S. Middle East policy not in controversy is that no one knows what to do; Sniegoski's book may help the debate break through this barrier." —Joseph Douglass Jr., PhD, author, America the Vulnerable: The Threat of Chemical/Biological Warfare and Red Cocaine: The Drugging of America
"I have known Dr. Sniegoski for many years. He is a thorough researcher with a capacity for independent thought and the courage to advance and defend his analyses." —Wayne S. Cole, PhD, professor emeritus, University of Maryland
"Telling the truth in America today is more professionally risky than ever before, but happily Sniegoski couldn't care less. His rendition of recent American history is utterly absorbing." —Thomas Woods, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author, The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History
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Book Description Enigma Editions, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1932528172
Book Description Enigma Editions, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111932528172