The Future of Iraq: Democracy or Quagmire?
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Reception: 6:30 p.m. | Program: 7:00 p.m.
The Independent Institute Conference Center
100 Swan Way, Oakland, California
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R.S.V.P. Limited Seating
Professor of Law, Middle East Affairs, Hastings College of Law, University of California
Director, Center on Peace & Liberty, Independent Institute. Author, Putting “Defense” Back into U.S. Defense Policy.
|James H. Noyes
Research Fellow, Persian Gulf Security, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Co-Author, The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq.
Putting Defense Back in Defense Policy
Elands overall message is one that deserves a hearing before the United States embarks on a defense-spending binge.
The main value of Elands work is its critical treatment of assumptions that have driven national security strategy since the beginning of the cold war assumptions that should be addressed by all those seriously interested in the issue.
The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told About Iraq
Highly readable and tightly argued... Scheer and his cohorts present a chilling portrait of the cabal of neo-cons who have commandeered American foreign policy.
This broadside reviews the evidence (or lack thereof ) for linking Iraq to al Qaeda and 9/11, and reveals what the authors say is the inflation of Iraqs weapons capabilities and the erroneous assumptions about how long the war would take.
If you ever doubted that George W.s push for war in Iraq was anything butin Iraq was anything but bushwathis book will eliminate your doubts.