The war against Iraq has divided opinion throughout the world and generated a maelstrom of spin and counterspin. The man at the eye of the storm, and arguably the only key player to emerge with his integrity intact, is Hans Blix, head of the UN weapons-inspection team. This is Blix's account of what really happened in the run-up to the declaration of war in March 2003.
Describing his meetings with Tony Blair, George Bush, Jacques Chirac, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Kofi Annan, he conveys the frustration, tensions, pressure and drama as the clock ticked down. Disarming Iraq is a powerful and necessary reord of the most important event of our time, and a careful consideration of what the future holds in the world after Iraq.