The Wars Against Saddam: Taking the Hard Road to Baghdad by John Simpson
'You can't really argue with much that John Simpson says - there is no foreign correspondent left on TV who has a fraction of his recognition and his credibility, a fact which may be unfair on the others, but happens to be true' That was Simon Hoggart reviewing Simpson's devastating Panorama profile of Saddam Hussein, broadcast in early November 2002. This riveting, important and timely new book is the summation of more than twenty 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 and the second Gulf War of March 2003, the outcome and consequences of which are still finally to be determined. The War Against Saddam is a major work of serious reportage from one of our finest journalists and will be essential reading for us all.