Author: Satish Jacob
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174362924
In these pages from a War Diary, Satish Jacob writes of a nation devastated on a whim, and explains Iraq's role in the Arab world, the complex relationship that divides the region's Muslims, Christians and Jews. Above all, he applauds the courage of the Iraqis in this war of unequals.
Satish Jacob was the only Indian correspondent in Baghdad during the US-led war to topple the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. From Baghdad's Hotel Palestine, Satish's spirited reports were the only eye-witness accounts of the drama of those days on Indian television. They were also special in that his perception of the events differed significantly from that of the Western media more prone to accept uncritically the invading armies version of events.
Above all, he applauds the courage of the Iraqis in this war of unequals, and shows us that while Saddam may be a loathsome monster for some, he is a national-builder like Turkey's Ataurk to others.
Map of Baghdad
Chronology of Events
Saddam Hussein: A Profile
5 MARCH - 16 APRIL 2003