Inventing an enemy

Print edition : November 14, 2014

President George W. Bush with the pilots and crew of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off San Diego in May 2003. The carrier had returned from the Gulf region where it had been deployed earlier. Bush claimed that the war in Iraq had been won. Photo: AFP

President Barack Obama at Bagram airfield in Afghanistan in May 2012. Obama, the fourth successive U.S. President to attack Iraq, announced in September the decision to send U.S. planes to Iraq to bomb Islamic State targets. The war goes on. Photo: AP

The book argues that global jehad is a “myth” used by the U.S. “military-industrial-congressional complex” which wants wars for its survival.
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