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A long short war : the postponed liberation of Iraq

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: New York : A Plume Book, 2003.
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Hitchens, Christopher.
Long short war.
New York : A Plume Book, 2003
Online version:
Hitchens, Christopher.
Long short war.
New York : A Plume Book, 2003
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 0452284988 9780452284982
OCLC Number: 52214965
Notes: Most essays previously published between Nov. 2002 and April 2003, primarily on
"A Slate book."
Description: vi, 104 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: Twenty-Twenty Foresight March 18, 2003: Arguments for war 1 --
Machiavelli in Mesopotamia November 7, 2002: The case against the case against "regime change" in Iraq 17 --
"Armchair General" November 11, 2002: The ugly idea that non-soldiers have less right to argue for war 20 --
Terrorism November 18, 2002: Notes toward a definition 23 --
Anti-Americanism November 27, 2002: Varieties right and left, foreign and domestic 27 --
Imperialism December 10, 2002: Superpower dominance, malignant and benign 30 --
Multilateralism and Unilateralism December 18, 2002: A self-canceling complaint 34 --
"WMD" and "Inspection" December 26, 2002: Are Saddam's weapons really so unconventional? 37 --
"Evil" December 31, 2002: Scoff if you must, but you can't avoid it 40 --
Prevention and Preemption January 8, 2003: When is starting a war not aggression? 43 --
"Regime Change" January 14, 2003: From evasion to invasion 46 --
Exile and the Kingdoms January 21, 2003: Iraq's neighbors want Saddam to flee. Should we? 49 --
Chew on This January 22, 2003: Saddam's crimes, al-Qaida massacres, Kurdish freedom, oil worth fighting for ... and a few other things Seattle's potlucking peaceniks might want to think about 52 --
"Cowboy" January 27, 2003: Bush challenged by bovines 57 --
"Recruitment" February 5, 2003: Will an Iraq war make our al-Qaida problem worse? Not likely 60 --
The Rat That Roared February 6, 2003: On France, the French, Chirac, and the difference between them 63 --
Inspecting "Inspections" February 13, 2003: The United Nations is still playing Saddam's game 66 --
"Drumbeat" February 24, 2003: Bush rushing to war? Nonsense 69 --
Not Talking Turkey March 4, 2003: An ally we're better off without 73 --
Pious Nonsense March 10, 2003: The unholy "Christian" case against war 77 --
(Un)Intended Consequences March 17, 2003: What's the future if we don't act? 80 --
Giving Peace a Chance April 9, 2003: The war critics were right--not in the way they expected 83 --
Oleaginous April 18, 2003: People who prefer Saddam Hussein to Halliburton 85 --
Epilogue: After the Fall ... April 16, 2003 89.
Responsibility: Christopher Hitchens.


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