Book Size: 5.25" x 8"
Imprint: Olive Branch Press
Edition: 1Category: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Understanding the US-Iran Crisis
A Primer$ 10
“This important analysis deals with the facts —and not deception and fear-mongering —of the Bush Administration’s verbal, thus far, war against Iran. Its format is understated but direct —we are told what the President has said about Iran and then we are told what the reality is. Can anyone read this book and still support an attack on Iran? Only in the Bush White House…” — Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker
About this book
Widening opposition to the illegal Iraq War, growing recognition that the war in Afghanistan has failed to bring stability or democracy to that beleaguered country, new tensions rising in Pakistan, escalating violence and humanitarian crisis in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, all have brought new fears but also heightened interest in the wider Middle East region, especially interest in Iran.
This book aims to address this new and renewed interest in Iran, to answer questions, and propose some ideas to prevent another looming disaster of a U.S. military attack.Brand: Phyllis Bennis
“This important analysis deals with the facts — and not deception and fear-mongering — of the Bush Administration’s verbal, thus far, war against Iran. Its format is understated but direct — we are told what the President has said about Iran and then we are told what the reality is. Can anyone read this book and still support an attack on Iran? Only in the Bush White House…” —Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker
“Bennis’s book seeks to provide all ‘information needed to answer the cries for war’ with a concise summation (and point by point deconstruction) of how the Bush administration has beaten the drums for war with Iran. Bennis (Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict) also includes a brief history of American-Iranian relations, arguing that American attitudes have consistently been informed by economic considerations, particularly in regards to oil; referring to Iran’s successful efforts to sell its oil for international currencies other than the dollar, the author writes that American anxiety over Iranian nuclear capabilities ‘must be viewed in the context of far more longstanding U.S. concerns over Iran’s decades-long efforts… to weaken its potential competitors… in the Middle East.’ The writing is clear and convincing… those who fear an attack on Iran… will find this book helpful in marshaling their arguments against such action.” —Publishers Weekly