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"I don't see how anyone, Republican or Democrat could even think about voting for Bush after watching this documentary." -- MOBY
"It's one thing for a President to lie about his sex life. It's another to lie about why we are sending our young men and women into battle." -- AL FRANKEN
"On a daily basis we, the American public, are exposed to unending administration insanities: fear mongering, the reduction of foreign policy to a bad video game, an exhausting audio-visual parade of lies and self-deceptions. Robert Greenwald's film is a welcome antidote. It sets an example of what a concerned and committed citizen can do. Speak truth to power. -- ERROL MORRIS - Filmmaker - The Fog of War
"The film is a compelling call to action in 2004 and must-see viewing for all citizens who care about changing the direction of our security policy, and our country's leadership." -- KATRINA VAN DEN HEUVEL editor of The Nation
"A powerful documentary. A must see for anyone interested in the truth about what's going on in Iraq" -- MARTIN SHEEN
"Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War is a devastating analysis of the abuses and distortions of intelligence used by the Bush Administration in making its case for the war in Iraq. If the American people and Congress had been told the whole truth, America would have never gone to war." -- SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY
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The whole film is sort of like that.
There's a LOT of good information in "Uncovered." It makes its case well, by calling upon people from within the CIA and within the government to tell their stories. It also does a very effective job of showing how the Bush administration changed its story over time, and how things that were originally said to be true were then de-emphasized and then finally denied completely.
The problem I have with this documentary is that it throws so much at the viewer so quickly that it weakens the impact of each successive piece. In the interview with the director (in the Bonus Material section of the DVD) he talks about having had only a few months to put all this information together and how frantic the pace was to get it done on time. Frankly, it shows.
What I would really like to see is this same information taken and put into some kind of cohesive narrative, and rather than compressing it all into one hour, give it the time that it deserves and make it a 2 hour film. Let us hear the testimonies of these people with a bit more depth, rather than throwing snippet after snippet at us. "Uncovered" is a great rough draft of a documentary, but as a finished product it's flawed.
For all of that, this is still a documentary worth seeing. There's a lot of great information here; the step-by-step analysis of Powell's speech to the UN is particularly effective. This is an important film and one that needs to be seen.
Perhaps the distinction is lost on you, and in terms of whether it makes Hussein a MORE or LESS evil brute, it is insignificant. However, it is crucial that WE make sure we are scrupulous when discussing the evil deeds of others, or, in general, when discussing anything which requires careful deliberation prior to acting. Hyperbole merely destroys the perspective which is necessary to determine just what actions ARE appropriate, and WHEN such actions must be carried out.
You say you don't care whether Hussein had WMD or whether he was linked to 9/11, both of which were falsehoods promulgated by the Bush administration. The importance of whether our President tells the truth or not, especially in such urgent matters of state as waging war, should be obvious to anyone, and that you don't see it implies you lack a capacity to appreciate the damage done by such lies.
Nontheless, I'll give it a shot: our country is based on the premise that we are self-governing; we elect persons to office to represent us and to act FOR us in passing laws and managing affairs of state for the general welfare. In order to act in our own interest, we must know who we're actually electing, and we must know what they intend to do, based on who they tell us they are. When they're in office, we must trust they're telling us the truth so we may express our educated approval or disapproval of their decisions BEFORE they're enacted. To go to war based on lies is to deny the people the right to have their will acted upon.Read more ›
"Uncovered" should be followed up with a much deeper film about the neo-cons who, back in the 1990s, advocated an attack on Iraq and found in the hysteria following the 9/ll terrorist attacks a comfortable venue for their extreme ideas.
Don't expect anything new if you've followed the course of the debate about Iraq over the last three years. But "Uncovered" marshalls the facts in a virtually irrefutable manner and a new insight or two will come to you. For example, one of the experts asked: who forged the documents that led the Bush folks to believe that Niger was selling yellow-cake uranium to Iraq? That's an interesting question and one that should be answered.
The most chilling moment of the film comes at the end in a 1998 quote from George Bush I -- the good Bush -- in which he warns against the dangers of occupation of Iraq. His son should have listened to him.
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John Dean was involved in the politics ans knows the inside info.Published 4 months ago by Gene W. Devaux
A dissection of a often, misunderstood period of recent American history and as a bonus, a look at some of most advanced weapon's systems.Published 15 months ago by Happy Amazon Customer
This documentary vividly points out the fact that former President George W. Bush and his administration lied about Iraq having W. M. D. Read morePublished 15 months ago by AlanWarner
Why do americans allow themselves to live in a state of denial !! Do they prefer pleasant Lies over unpleasant truths which this documentary exposes !Published 23 months ago by EDWIN D.
Highly recommend this video for everyone as this is the truth and once you understand the real truth then you can make educated decisions, what a mess our world is globally becasue... Read morePublished on April 25, 2014 by karenl1234
I love the work of this film maker. He is very courageous. I recommend that everybody watch this.
It is important to see what the news does not cover here in the U.S.