Beautifully produced and illustrated, one variant of the US Department of State's view of the recent American war. Strongly biased against Iraq, it provides just enough historical background to seem complete (including a mention of Iraq's claims of Kuwaiti oil theft), but leaves out any hint of American machinations like the US ""tilt"" toward Iraq in its conflict with Iran. It also accepts uncritically the State Department's justification of going to war for oil. No mention is made of Bush's decision to let Saddam survive the revolts against him (by letting his tanks get away), of the major domestic policy debates, or of the bombing of civilian facilities in Iraq, believed to have caused the deaths of thousands of Iraqi children. Bratman also credits the Patriot missiles with great success, though later accounts have pointed out that they caused more damage than they prevented. This was out of date by the time it was printed. Wait for a more balanced report. Chronology; further reading; index.