Web of Deceit: The War in Iraq

Barry Lando, Philippe Sands

25/02/2007 4:00 pm
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After WW2, Western democracies united in trying to create a new world order protecting human rights, preventing wars and promoting free trade. Philippe Sands in Lawless World has shown how the US –and the UK- have repeatedly broken those rules. In Web of Deceit Barry Lando demonstrates the cynicism and greed driving foreign intervention in Iraq since it was founded and beyond the reign of Saddam: an excellent illustration of Philippe Sands’ thesis. Amongst other things, they discussed what was omitted from Saddam’s trial and the key role of his foreign co-conspirators.

Barry Lando

Barry Lando spent 25 years as an award-winning investigative producer with 60 Minutes. The author of numerous articles about Iraq, he produced a documentary about Saddam Hussein and now a controversial book Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush.

Philippe Sands


Philippe Sands QC is Professor of International Law at UCL and a practising barrister. His book, East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity, won the Baillie Gifford Prize.

Antony Lerman

Antony Lerman, former Zionist leader and head of London’s Institute for Jewish Policy Research, is a writer and activist.