The Great Iraqi Deception of the 1980s

The Great Iraqi Deception of the 1980s : Continued Anti-Americanism and Cooperation with the USSR by the Saddam Regime

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In the wake of the 1991 Persian Gulf war, intense discussions and debates ensued regarding American-Iraqi relations during the 1980s. Many liberals and leftists, hostile to Presidents Bush and Reagan, blamed the United States for Saddam's military buildup. In many instances of popular discourse, Iraq was referred to as an ally of the United States during much of the 1980s. The Right and the Republicans assumed a defensive position and served as apologists for the American "tilt" toward Saddam. Despite increased Iraqi trade and diplomatic relations with the United States, Saddam's regime continued to be a stalwart ally of Moscow, Beijing, Havana, and Hanoi. Iraqi foreign policy continued to be aligned against the United States and NATO interests. Furthermore, Iraq remained a premier state sponsor of international terrorism during the 1980s. Author Nevin Gussack hopes that The Great Iraqi Deception of the 1980s will help clarify the historical record regarding Saddam's continued hostility towards the United States and friendliness to the international communist movement.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 1.52mm | 117.93g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514244659
  • 9781514244654

About Nevin Gussack

Nevin Gussack is a professional librarian, political commentator, and writer. His works appeared on the webpages of the Center for Intelligence Studies, Accuracy in Media, Economy in Crisis, and JRNyquist.com. He also appeared on America's Survival Roku television program, WEI's Make the Call radio program, and the veteran broadcaster Chuck Harder's radio program For the People. Nevin received a double major from the State University of New York at Albany in History and Political Science. Since that time, he also received two Master's Degrees in Social Studies Education from Florida Atlantic University and Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. A native of New York, Nevin lives with his wife, daughter, and eight cheerful, chirping birds in Florida.show more