Information Clearing House Archive Part 1 October 1-6 2004

October 2004 — Information Clearing House

[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]

Information Clearing House
Digest October 1-6 2004
Date: 6 Oct 2004


Iraq Had No Stockpiles of WMD – Duelfer:

Iraq had no stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons for military use before last year’s U.S.-led invasion and its nuclear program had decayed since the 1991 Gulf War, a U.S. weapons inspector said in testimony on Wednesday.

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Book Review: ‘The Politics of Empire: Globalisation in Crisis

6 October 2004

Book review: The Politics of Empire: Globalisation in Crisis, edited by Alan Freeman and Boris Kargarlitsky

“The US war drive, going well beyond what it is now doing in Iraq, up to and including its clear and announced intention to deploy nuclear weapons, is not the deluded fantasy of a Strangelove but a considered and well prepared response to the emerging new world situation. It is part of a concerted strategic drive to ensure that whatever the international institutions fail to deliver by jaw, the Pentagon can secure by war.

“But for this very reason, it is not a product of strength but of weakness: it has come about because globalisation has failed to secure territorial governments that can impose the policies on which the US’s existence depends. With the failure of consent, the curtain falls on the age of globalisation, and opens on the age of war.” – From the Introduction.

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