U.S. Tour of Duty's Real Intelligence Project, Los Angeles City Beat, and Progressive Talk AM 1150 present an emergency public discussion about Iraq, Iran and America's constitutional crisis with
Former UN Weapons Inspector
SCOTT RITTER and
A citizen response to lying, spying and dying for the "war on terror"
Saturday, March 4, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
3300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Doors open 3:00 PM. Seating is first-come, first-served.
A book sale and signing ("Iraq Confidential") will follow the event.
SCOTT RITTER was the UN's top weapons inspector in Iraq between 1991 and 1998. Before working for the UN he served as an officer in the US Marines and as a ballistic missile adviser to General Schwarzkopf in the first Gulf war. He is the author of Iraq Confidential, published by Nation Books.
“The important thing to know about Scott Ritter is that he was right.” – Seymour Hersh
National Book Award winner GORE VIDAL was born in 1925 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, Williwaw, written when he was nineteen years old and serving in the Army, appeared in the spring of 1946. Since then he has written twenty-three novels, five plays, many screenplays, short stories, well over two hundred essays, and a memoir.
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IRAQ CONFIDENTIAL: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the UN and Overthrow Saddam Hussein
Praise for Iraq Confidential:
“I find myself totally in sympathy with Scott Ritter's central proposition, which is not that the intelligence agencies failed, but that the intelligence was made subordinate to policy...
Scott speaks with the authority of someone who has been there.” –The Rt. Hon. Robin Cook (1946-2005)
“A powerful record of the period…no one else could have done it.” –Dillip Hiro, author of Iraq: In the Eye of the Storm
“Ritter’s revealing testimony confirms what some of us have suspected, but never heard
set out so vividly.” –John Kampfner, author of Blair's Wars and editor of the New Statesman