The Greatest Threat tells the inside story of the UN's failed attempt to stop Saddam and explains the terrible cost of that failure. A disturbing and important work, The Greatest Threat is essential listening for anyone who cares about the fate of the globe.
"A story rich in vivid detail." (The New York Times Book Review )
"Butler's remarkable story can be ignored only at the world's peril." (Publishers Weekly )
With the insights and background of Iraqi inspections revealed it helps to complete the understanding of why Iraq had to be stopped.
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Thsi book details the events in Iraq up to 1999, and shows very explicitly the deceit, lies, concealment and cover ups by the regime in Iraq. It also details the back door dealing by the UN Security Council and the apparent weak stance toward Iraq. Worse, the three permanent members (France, Russia, China) are shown as courting Iraq in the UN and aiding their efforts to eliminate the inspections and continue to develop WMD. It is scary how close Iraq had come to getting this by the world. Worth a very serious and objective read.
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Clearly outlines overwhelming evidence that Sadam was amassing WMDs and the French, Russians and Chinese were stabbing the US in the back and turning a blind eye to Sadam's madness all for the sake of cheap oil. It also exposes the corruption and hypocrisy of the UN and its secretary general. It illustrates how wrong disloyal the democratic party was (again) and how they were willing to sell out the security our children and the world for quick political capital. Thank God someone had the courage to finally standup and actually stop Sadam, before we slipped past the point of no return into another holocaust... or worse.
BTW: Butler was an anti-republican Australian who dedicated his life to world peace and the reduction of nuclear and other WMDs. No puppet of the US, he was appointed by the UN as the cheif UNSCOM inspector and charged with ensure Sadam disarmed.
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