Despite public outcry at home and international opposition abroad, the Bush Administration deployed troops and invested millions in preparation for a massive military assault on Iraq. In this Open Media Series special edition, three legal scholars from the Center for Constitutional Rights argue persuasively that the looming war against Iraq is both unnecessary for national security, and illegal.
Against War with Iraq describes the high cost of the US war in Iraq in terms of human life, as well as the economic and political havoc it will trigger. A timely and much needed anti-war primer, Against War with Iraq contains the core facts and analysis needed to understand the issues and become an effective advocate against hawkish U.S. foreign policy.
MICHAEL RATNER is the President of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
JENNIE GREEN, Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, specializes in international human rights legal actions, primarily lawsuits in U.S. courts against human rights violators.
BARBARA OLSHANSKY is the Leah Kaplan Distinguished Professor in Human Rights at Stanford University. Previously, she was deputy legal director for the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and director counsel of the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative.
“As the U.S. pushes for another war that no one seems to want, the Open Media Pamphlet Series has published a clear-eyed analysis that deconstructs, piece by piece, the Bush administration's unconvincing sales pitch for war. A fast read, this potent little book is packed with precisely the information and analysis needed to understand the issues.” –David Barsamian