Introduction Part 1 1. Oil and Persian Gulf Security - The Context of Regime Termination 2. Containment-Plus: Clinton and Iraq at the end of the 1990s 3. Containment Under Pressure: Opposition from Congress and Conservative Think-tanks 4. Rethinking Iraq: a New President and New Foreign Policy Part 2 5. September 11 and Iraq 6. Constructing the Case: From the `Axis of Evil' to the United Nations 7. From the United Nations to War 8. Unqualified Support: Congress and War with Iraq 9. Finding the Evidence Part 3 10. The Neo-conservative Worldview 11. Conclusion - An Endless Road?