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Scott Ritter, the outspoken UN weapons inspector who achieved notoriety in Iraq in the 1990s, examines the striking similarities between the United States’ policy toward Saddam’s Iraq and revolutionary Iran. His book Target Iran: The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change brings to light the attempts by the United States and Israel to prove to the international community that Iran is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons.
Ritter succeeds tremendously in his fanatical attention to the facts: Iran is seeking nuclear power, not nuclear weapons; Iran is in compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; the United States’ repeated attempts to prevent Iran from seeking nuclear power are not in accordance with international law; Iran has submitted to intrusive and vigorous inspections at the hands of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and despite a few technical discrepancies mainly regarding procurement, Iran has come out clean.
It is in the conclusion where Ritter’s story is most poignant. He critically and convincingly blames the Israel Lobby for misrepresenting facts, which may endanger American lives, and points out the implausibility of a U.S.-led war against Iran. Ritter successfully demonstrates that the United States is “unable to disassociate a policy of regime change with a policy of non-proliferation.” Because … >>>