“A splendid, gripping, dispassionate, and badly-needed account. . . . Lando does an immense public service with this book.”
—William Pfaff, International Herald Tribune
“The proof that the U.S. armed and supported Saddam right up until the invasion of Kuwait is here. Depressing but fascinating.”
—Russell Smith, The Wyre (xyyz.ca)
“A compelling must-read that goes far beyond the current crop of books on Iraq.”
—Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes
"Through extensive quotes from politicians, statesmen and official documents, Lando exposes the duplicity and ulterior motives that have pervaded the West's dealings Iraq. From the CIA's artificial prolonging of the Iran-Iraq War to the legendary betrayals of the Kurds and Shiites, the result has been death and destruction on a massive scale. . . . [Web of Deceit] offers readers a grasp of the country America has broken more than perhaps any other."
"Plenty of ammunition here for those who believe a “campaign of lies and distortion” accounts for the U.S. presence in Iraq."
– Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Barry M. Lando spent over 25 years as an award-winning investigative producer with 60 Minutes. The author of numerous articles about Iraq, he produced a documentary about Saddam Hussein that has been shown around the world.
Visualizza tutta la Descrizione prodotto
A Canadian citizen, Lando was born in Vancouver and now lives in Paris.
From the Hardcover edition.