That was Simon Hoggart reviewing Simpson's devastating Panorama profile of Saddam Hussein, broadcast in early November 2002. This riveting and important book is the summation of more than 20 years covering Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The War Against Saddam offers, in five acts, the full story of his rise to power and the West's relationship with Saddam throughout his dictatorship.
© John Simpson; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd
I am a retired Accountant with two particular literary interests - Ancient Greece (esp. Thucydides ) and Brit. Romanticism (esp.Wordsworth)
Thank heavens for the BBC and reporters like John Simpson. A must-read for anyone with an interest in western policy towards the Middle East.
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