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Erasing Iraq

Erasing Iraq

The Human Costs of Carnage

by Michael Otterman, Richard Hil and Paul Wilson

Reveals the true human costs of war in Iraq, an unfolding tragedy that has yielded millions of dead and displaced Iraqis since the first Gulf War.
For nearly two decades, the US and its allies have prosecuted war and aggression in Iraq. Erasing Iraq shows in unparalleled detail the devastating human cost of the war in Iraq.

Western governments and the mainstream media continue to ignore or play down the human costs of the war on Iraqi citizens This has allowed them to present their role as the benign guardians of Iraqi interests. The authors deconstruct this narrative by presenting a portrait of the total carnage in Iraq today. From Iraqi refugees in Syria, Jordan and the West, to civilians left behind, and other witnesses, this the story of the war told by those who experienced it firsthand.

Michael Otterman is an award-winning freelance journalist and human rights consultant. He was a recent visiting scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. He is the author of Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage (Pluto, 2010) and American Torture (Pluto, 2007).

Richard Hil is honorary associate at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney and was senior lecturer in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University, Australia. He is the co-author of Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage (Pluto, 2010).

Paul Wilson, OAM, is Professor and Chair of Criminology and Forensic Psychology, Bond University, Australia. He is the co-author of Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage (Pluto, 2010).

'If I could only recommend one book that provides a comprehensive overview of both the situation in Iraq today, and the decades of US-backed policy it took to create this nightmare scenario, Erasing Iraq is it'

- Dahr Jamail, independent journalist
Introduction – Hearts of Stone
1. Iraqis Under Siege
2. Refugee Voices
3. Censoring Civilians
4. Dead Bodies Don’t Count
5. Iraqi Sociocide
Postscript – People of No Moment
Notes
Index
Published by Pluto Press in Mar 2010
Paperback ISBN: 9780745328973

135mm x 215mm