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Title In the name of democracy : American war crimes in Iraq and beyond / edited by Jeremy Brecher, Jill Cutler, and Brendan Smith
Edition First edition
Published New York : Metropolitan Books, [2005]


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Description xiv, 332 pages ; 24 cm
Series American empire project
American empire project.
Summary "Until recently, the possibility that the United States was responsible for war crimes seemed unthinkable to most Americans. But as previously suppressed information has started to emerge - reports of U.S. attacks on Iraqi hospitals, mosques, and residential neighborhoods, accounts of secret war-planning meetings held long before the invasion, photographs from Abu Ghraib prison - Americans have begun an agonizing reappraisal of the Iraq war and the way in which their government has conducted it."
"Drawing on a wide range of documents - from the protocols of the Geneva Convention, to FBI e-mails about treatment of detainees, to executive branch papers justifying the circumvention of international law - In the Name of Democracy examines the legality of the Iraq war and the occupation that followed. Included in this powerful investigation are eyewitness accounts, victim testimonials, statements by soldiers turned resisters and whistle-blowers, and contributions by Senator Robert Byrd, President Jimmy Carter, John W. Dean, Elizabeth Holtzman, Mark Danner, Richard Falk, Seymour Hersh, and many others."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Iraq War
United States
Armed forces
War crimes
War (International law)
Geneva Conventions
Prisoners of war
International Criminal Court
Military occupation
Conscientious objectors
Rumsfeld, Donald
Overseas item
Gonzales, Alberto
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Atrocities.
War crimes.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Iraq.
Author Smith, Brendan, 1972-
Brecher, Jeremy.
Cutler, Jill.
LC no. 2005046528
ISBN 0805079696
Other Titles American war crimes in Iraq and beyond