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The secret way to war : the Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's buried history

Author: Mark Danner; Frank Rich
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2006.
Series: New York Review Books collection.
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"In the Secret Way to War, Mark Danner examines in detail the record of decision-making revealed by the so-called Downing Street documents - a set of memoranda and reports, included here in full - that offer an inside view of members of Tony Blair's government and their American counterparts in Washington, as they struggle to come up with legal and political rationales for invading Iraq. These documents prove,  Read more...
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Named Person: Tony Blair
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Danner; Frank Rich
ISBN: 1590172078 9781590172070
OCLC Number: 62878704
Description: xx, 163 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The secret way to war --
Why the memo matters --
The memo, the press, and the war --
Appendices: the Documents --
Introduction --
The Downing Street memo --
Seven related memoranda.
Series Title: New York Review Books collection.
Responsibility: Mark Danner ; preface by Frank Rich.
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"In the Secret Way to War, Mark Danner examines in detail the record of decision-making revealed by the so-called Downing Street documents - a set of memoranda and reports, included here in full - that offer an inside view of members of Tony Blair's government and their American counterparts in Washington, as they struggle to come up with legal and political rationales for invading Iraq. These documents prove, writes Danner, that President Bush had decided on war eight months before invading, and only later choose, under British urging, to use the supposed threat from Saddam's weapons of mass destruction to justify it. The Secret Way to War describes how the documents, with "almost shocking clarity," tell of that deception - and how the US press and public, in large part, are managing not to listen."--Jacket.

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