The War over Iraq: Saddam’s Tyranny and America’s Mission Audiobook, by Lawrence F. Kaplan Play Audiobook Sample

The War over Iraq: Saddam’s Tyranny and America’s Mission Audiobook

The War over Iraq: Saddam’s Tyranny and America’s Mission Audiobook, by Lawrence F. Kaplan Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481549134

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42:40 minutes

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07:38 minutes

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30:08 minutes

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Publisher Description

Fox News political analyst William Kristol was intimately involved (along with Bush administration figures Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle) in pushing proposals to militarily attack Iraq and project American military power for a “New American Century.” Here, he and New Republic senior editor Lawrence F. Kaplan present the justification for that stance. Arguing that Saddam Hussein was the preeminent danger to world civilization, they criticize the policies of the Bush I and Clinton administrations for leading to a grave crisis. They make their case for a new American foreign policy for the twenty-first century, one which they helped formulate and which the current Bush administration has put to work in Iraq: a strategy of military preemption, regime change, and projecting American influence on behalf of American interests and human freedom.

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"Read between Sept 11 and Iraq war. Helped me feel good about going in. Bill Kristol is smart and straight."

— Pamela (5 out of 5 stars)


  • “Anyone who harbors doubt about the imperative of regime change in Iraq...should read this book.”

    — Senator John McCain
  • “The War over Iraq makes the case for President Bush’s policy against Saddam more clearly than any other document. It is also the best single primer on American foreign policy debates: What does America stand for? What is this clash all about? The reader finishes the book appalled at Saddam’s cruelty, furious a the feckless way American administrations have responded to the Iraqi menace, resolved that this time things must be different.”

    — David Brooks, New York Times bestselling author
  • “In this slim, well-argued book, Kristol and Kaplan…cogently make the case for a US invasion of Iraq…Just as importantly, the book criticizes the policy of both the latter years of the first Bush administration and the Clinton years for allowing the Iraq threat to fester…The background for a case for a US strike is articulated well here.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Brilliant and definitive. Kristol and Kaplan run right at the ‘narrow realists’ of Bush I and the Clintonian ‘wishful liberals’ and break all tackles. At stake is far more than the future of Iraq: the authors show us why—in the age of terror, rogue states, and weapons of mass destruction—we can only make the world safe for democracy by finishing the job of democratizing it.”

    — R. James Woolsey, director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1993–95

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About the Authors

Lawrence F. Kaplan is editor of “Entanglements: Arguing America and the World,” a New Republic blog devoted to foreign policy. Kaplan was previously editor of World Affairs and executive editor of the National Interest, both international relations quarterlies. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Army War College. He was formerly a senior editor at the New Republic, where he wrote about US foreign policy and international affairs. He has also written about foreign policy for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial TimesSlate, the New York TimesWashington Post, and numerous other publications. Kaplan is a graduate of Columbia University, Oxford, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

William Kristol is the editor of the Weekly Standard. He is a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel and a former professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He lives in suburban Washington, DC.

About Simon Vance

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.