Scott Ritter was the UN's top weapons inspector in Iraq between 1991 and 1998. Before working for UN he served as an officer in the US marines and as a ballistic missile adviser to General Schwarzkopf in the first Gulf war. Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist currently writing for the New Yorker. In his long and distinguished career he has been the first to expose many of the major scandals in US foreign policy, from the May Lai massacre in Vietnam to Abu Ghraib.
'Ritter tells us how the US and all its agencies made sure that the UN inspection team was undermined or diverted whenever it came close to declaring Iraq disarmed, which it often did.' Tim Llewellyn, Sunday Tribune 'Ritter has attempted to piece together the wider context in which he was operating' Con Coughlin, Sunday Telegraph 'From 1991 onwards, Saddam was a principal target for the Americans. No one was better placed than Scott Ritter to note their determination to oust Saddam.' - Tribune DAILY MAIL 'Scott Ritter was a Marine officer of immense integrity. In his remarkable book he relates how the CIA and the State Department used the inspectors to undermine Saddam.' MIDDLE EAST 'Ritter shows us a world of deceit and betrayal, in which nothing is as it seem.'