"Milan Rai's previous book became an international bestseller in the run-up to war. Regime Unchanged picks up where War Plan Iraq left off: it is a shocking, brilliantly persuasive account of the conflict and its aftermath that is essential reading for anyone who cares about peace and democracy.
Regime Unchanged reveals that the British Government was forced to frantically draw up contingency plans to withdraw from the US invasion force only days before the war was due to begin – because of the power of the British and global anti-war movements. Rigorously dissecting official propaganda and media misrepresentation, Regime Unchanged documents how Washington undermined and finally shut down the UN weapons inspectors' efforts to disarm Iraq peacefully – just as they were on the brink of a new and decisive phase of inspections.
Milan Rai presents damning evidence that Ba'athists were deliberately restored to power. In the confusion of the first month of Iraq's 'liberation', Britain and the US pursued a path very similar to that taken in liberated territories after WWII: demobilization of resistance movements, and the restoration of collaborators and fascists. Regime Unchanged demonstrates that this was not a war for disarmament, or for 'regime change', but a war for power."
Milan Rai founded the British branch of Voice in the Wilderness, and co-founded the anti-war group ARROW, a London-based direct action and anti-war information group. His two previous books are War Plan Iraq and Chomsky's Politics. In 1993 he was awarded the Frank Cousins Peace Award for Research by the Transport and General Workers' Union.
Pluto Press, 2003.
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