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The Anatomy of a Deception

A Reconstruction and Analysis of the Decision to Invade Iraq


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The Anatomy of a Deception by Robert P Abele
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In The Anatomy of Deception, Abele reconstructs the public dialogue that led to the United States collectively making the decision to invade and occupy the sovereign nation of Iraq. The book examines this public debate concerning the invasion and occupation of Iraq and focuses on thinking critically about the decision. It will be argued here that the structure of the public case made for invading Iraq showed itself at that time to be a manipulation of evidence for a predetermined conclusion. This book is intended to challenge readers to debate such important issues more deeply, more reflectively, and with more ethical commitment than prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. If we do not commit ourselves to that, and set about righting the wrongs done in the public debate regarding Iraq, we will find ourselves in many more wars to come, for no other reason than the self-interests of those who seek to enhance their own profit and/or power.

Author Biography

Robert Abele holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Marquette University and M.A. degrees in both theology and divinity. He is the author of two other books: A User's Guide to the USA PATRIOT Act (University Press of America, 2005) and Democracy Gone: A Chronicle of the Last Chapters of the Great American Democratic Experiment ((University Press of America, 2009). He has also written numerous articles on politics and U.S. foreign and domestic policies. Abele is an instructor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in California.
Release date Australia
November 10th, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
University Press of America
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