Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's

Customer Review

on 2 April 2003
A fascinating book - certainly not pro-US policy but very balanced and journalistic. The main part of the book looks at post 1991 Iraq, although the countrty's history and that of Saddam is also covered.
What emerges reads like a cross between "Inside the Third Reich" by Will Shirer and "The Godfather". Saddam and his immediate family have absolute power, not just politically but over every aspect of society - they are the law.
The attempts at overthrowing the regime (there have been several) are described, and some are completely farcical. None has come close to being successful, and an internal coup would seem highly unlikely as Saddam has informers everywhere and is a master of intrigue. His 2 sons are if anything more megalomaniacal than he is and there is no hope for simply waiting for Saddam to die - his dynasty would continue.
The book concludes with the words "the only thing Saddam is afraid of is a land invasion".
Without going into the pro-anti war arguments this book is fascinating and should be required reading for anyone that asks what the war in Iraq is all about.
0Comment| 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Please write at least one word
You must purchase at least one item from Amazon to post a comment
A problem occurred while submitting your comment. Please try again later.

There was a problem loading the comments at the moment. Please try again later.


Product Details

4.0 out of 5 stars
2
4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
£9.00+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime