Leading To War
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About the Director
Barry J. Hershey wrote and directed THE EMPTY MIRROR, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Other directorial credits include CASTING ABOUT and five short films ODYSSEY, FILMMAKER, UNTITLED 1987, LUCIFER, GOD's MOST BEAUTIFUL ANGEL, and SOUND OF PEACE (available from Amazon under the title Quintessence).
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated Unrated (Not Rated)
- Package Dimensions : 7.1 x 5.42 x 0.58 inches; 2.93 Ounces
- Director : Barry J. Hershey
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Dolby, NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour and 12 minutes
- Release date : March 19, 2008
- Actors : George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice
- Studio : Walden Woods Film Company, Ltd.
- ASIN : B0013Z1EW4
- Number of discs : 1
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#289,760 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
- #18,645 in Documentary (Movies & TV)
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The filmmakers were actually very conservative in their inclusion of video clips. Most particularly was the very sparse use of Scott Ritter, the weapons inspector who makes a small cameo appearance in the film but who in reality was all over the TV networks begging anybody who would listen to stop the madness. Had I directed the film I would have added a bit more of Mr. Ritter's warnings because part of the drama was not just the government's relentless case, but that there was at least one lonely man willing to sacrifice himself to warn us. (Ritter was subsequently framed by the government to shut him up.)
But it is clear that the intention of the filmmakers is to show us how the Bush administration systematically presented its case, and perhaps Ritter's repeated warnings would be a distraction from that purpose.
It is a chilling document to watch, because we are observing the players themselves, in their own words, constructing a story that can only be characterized as an elaborate and deliberate hoax on the American people. The various techniques of telling truths, half-truths and downright lies in just the right proportions demonstrate a very sophisticated level of mass deception.
This is the kind of film that needs to be seen over and over again in order to fully grasp the enormity of the fraud. This is deception at a grand scale, boldfaced, and unashamed. It will serve as a lesson to us all for years to come.
I'm very happy that this documentary was recommended for me by Amazon while I was searching for a truth that is very obvious. Watch and listen to the claims that justified the war, compared to the results of the big lies that led to the deaths of American soldiers and innocent Iraqi people.
It's ok to be a loyal citizen and believe what you want to believe, but it's not ok to blindly follow without questioning. Watch and think, it's not that hard!
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