It would be easy to describe this book as just another anti-Iraq, anti–United States book, which is part of the cottage industry that has emerged in the post–United States occupation of Iraq. However, to do so would be an injustice to the book and its authors. Drawing from the sociology of law, as well as Critical Legal Studies, Iraq and the Crimes of Aggressive War empirically examines and theorizes about the American involvement, activities, and consequences of the intervention in Iraq. One of the key premises is that “the American war in Iraq was an unjust form of criminal militarism that constituted a war of aggression” (3). This, in turn, the authors argue, should impact potential decisions as to criminal prosecution and conviction of those responsible...

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