1: The Problem of Blair's War.
PART 1: HOW THE WAR HAPPENED.
2: New Labour: A Leading Force for Good in the World?.
3: The American Call to Arms.
4: Answering the Call.
PART 2: WHY THE WAR HAPPENED.
5: The Justifications for War.
6: Motives and World Views.
PART 3: THE ALTERNATIVE TO WAR.
7: Reflections and Lessons.
8: Towards an Ethical Foreign Policy.
David Coates is Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies
at Wake Forest University, North Carolina.
Joel Krieger is Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.
"Coates and Krieger provide a careful analysis of why Blair was
wrong to support the US war in Iraq. They conclude that he has
severely undermined the efforts of the '97 government to act as a
force for good in the world. But they do not stop there. They go on
to outline how the UK could get back to an ethical foreign policy
and the word move forward following 11 September 2001 and the Iraq
war. This is an invaluable contribution to an urgent debate."
Clare Short, MP
"This fine book describes how the formidable tag-team of Tony
Blair and George Bush manipulated intelligence and rationales to
gain support for their imperial adventure in Iraq. It is a
depressing and disturbing story told well."
"Blair's War offers a detailed analysis of the circumstances in
which the Neo-Conservatives in America persuaded President Bush to
launch a new imperialist crusade and of how Mr Blair went along
with it, so losing his credibility with the British people by
presenting the case for war in a way that visibly falsified the
facts. This is a book for all those who care about the world, the
UN and peace."