The Truth about the White House's Plans for Regime Change
By Scott Ritter
Nation Books, Paperback, 9781568583563, 244pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2007
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In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, Scott Ritter's Iraq Confidential was embraced by the antiwar movement in America. His claims that Iraq had been effectively disarmed were ignored by both the Bush administration and the mainstream media. In the wake of the debacle, Ritter has been vindicated. Now Ritter, a former UN weapons inspector, has set his sights on the White House's hyping of Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program. In Target Iran he once again sets the record straight. Target Iran is Ritter's "national intelligence assessment" of the Iranian imbroglio. Ritter examines the Bush administration's regime-change policy and the potential of Iran to threaten U.S. national security interests. He also considers how the country is seen by other interested parties, including the United Kingdom (Tony Blair may once again be called upon by Bush to provide an international "cover" in any confrontation), Israel (the Israelis view Iran as their number one threat today), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (responsible for inspecting the alleged nuclear program).
About the Author
Scott Ritter was one of the UN's top weapons inspectors in Iraq between 1991 and 1998. Before working for the UN he served as an officer in the US Marines and as a ballistic missile adviser to General Schwarzkopf in the first Gulf War. He is the author of many books including Iraq Confidential and lives in New York State.