It is dubbed the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of writing. It has been a constant home for successive civilizations all the way back to the 6th millennium BC. It has been long know as Mesopotamia, the land between the rivers. But most recently and at the outset of the 21st century it was labeled as a part of the axis of evil and a hoarder of WMDs. Modern Iraq has had more than its fair share of troubles. In the reign of Bath Party and especially since the Islamic Revolution in its neighboring country, Iraq has experienced intermittent peace and devastating wars.
In Uninterrupted Wars, Charles Trip, Prof. of Middle East Politics at the University of London recounts the recent history of this troubled country. He tries to shed light on the whys and wherefores behind Baghdad’s teaming up with the West against post-revolution Iran, its invasion of Kuwait and finally being labeled “a great danger” to the world. A danger whose “uniquely evil” leader, sitting over amassed weapons of mass destruction, had to be removed surgically.
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