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The Road to IraqThe Making of a Neoconservative War$
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Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748693023

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693023.001.0001

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Black Gold and Red Herrings

Black Gold and Red Herrings

(p.18) 1 Black Gold and Red Herrings
The Road to Iraq

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter looks at the various explanations that have been offered over the years for the Iraq war. It argues that common explanations like oil, free markets, military-industrial complex, and geopolitical rivalry are inadequate explanations for the war. The war did not have a single cause; but not all of its causes are equally significant.

Keywords:   Oil, Free Markets, Militarism, Military-industrial Complex, Geopolitics, Iraq War

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