All, If you want a really really really good read, with lots of political views, motivators, back channel communications and general pro-Britfor anti-US Gungho then you'll want to read this book. It's easy to read, all experience based, very little in the way of high brow analysis but rather putting the facts as he knows them at your finger-tips and inviting you to form a conclusion for yourself. JS has clearly a lot of knowledge and very little of it gets to come out in his reports but for a man that seems to know a lot on camera, on paper he is mastermind. I particularly noted that there was no angle or argument un-mentioned, in early 2003 I wrote on Arrse about the EUR becoming the new oil-currency rather than the dollar (Iraq changed in 2001 and Opec is/was discussing it), to do so could/would have devalued the dollar considerably - he even mentions that in a paragraph (not the arrse bit, just the euro - dollar argument) which shows to me the depth of knowledge that he has. The book covers the rise of Saddam, the Iran Iraq war, the rape of Kuwait, GW1 and GW2 it's available now from amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0330418904/?tag=armrumser-21 for 6.39 which seems quite reasonable. Highly recommended. Anyone wishing to discuss some of points?