Saturday, October 22, 2005

BOOK: The Future Of Iraq

Dictatorship, Democrasi or Division?
the book examines Saddam's authoritarianism, ruthlessness, and dictatorship but also sheds some light on the Baathists built a modern nation.Anderson and Stansfield, the authors say that Saddam had decided in 1970 to reach a political settlement with the Kurds - known to us as the so-called March Memorandum.The book says, and as all Iraqis over the age of 40 know, the Kurds were granted autonomy, the right to speak and teach Kurdish, Kurdish newspapers and a cut of the oil proceeds coming from Kirkuk. But, the book says, US and Israeli intelligence agencies did not like the truce between Saddm and the Kurds and so began mobilizing in the north of the country.