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on April 30, 2017
An excellent documentary. It is very compelling and unfortunately depicts the attention span and interest of the American people and documents how so many in the mainstream media follow governmental officials and the information they provide like lemmings near a cliff.

Watching this documentary is shocking in how so many reporters parrotted the same information without verifying the veracity of the information and motives behind the information peddlers.
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on September 24, 2004
This documentary has about 20 former or current CIA experts go over what the Bush Administration has presented as reasons for going to Iraq. In reality, America has to find Osama Bin Laden and members of Al Qaeda, but unfortunately America goes to Iraq, which has no connection to Bin Laden.

The viewer find out how President Bush made his argument to members of Congress and kept repeating the phrase "weapons of mass destruction" which have not even been found in Iraq. Even though America has more nuclear weapons than any country in this world and we have used them to kill more civilians than any other country during the catastrophic and brutal bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki we still feel like we have a right to "police" other countries when they start nuclear weapons programs. It doesn't make sense and it is not a good attitude.

The great thinker/scientist/humanist/etc. Buckminster Fuller stated that if we used the money we spent on nuclear weapons to end world poverty; we would have ended world poverty by the year 2000. Imagine if we had ended world poverty in the year 2000, there wouldn't be a need for wars to divert attention from a bad presidency.

This movie was familiar for people who read unbiased media sources such as [...] or [...]
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on July 18, 2017
Informative movie
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on April 25, 2014
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 of certain people who are in my opinion insane and feed of power and the chaos of their destruction!
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on February 16, 2017
It speaks for itself......about all of us.
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on August 24, 2016
Informative and a must for any historian or library.
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on February 5, 2006
This DVD is excellent. It gives a point of view on the build up to the Iraq war that was not available to the public on any mainstream media in the USA. Nearly all the talking heads in the film served under both Democratic and Republican administrations and most had 20 plus years of experience. The people featured in the film are thoughtful and experienced, and their views are contrasted with comments from the Bush administration. This basic juxtapose technique is the same as that used by Greenmould in his Walmart documentary, but is much more successful in this movie. At different times in the build up to the war, 6 reasons were given to justify military action by President Bush, Condaleeza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and Colin Powell. The film breaks each justification down and shows how the public was misled on each dimension.

1. Weapons of Mass Destruction - this was the justification for war that resonated most with the general public and so the government had to exaggerate, and even make up, evidence of mobile biological and nuclear programs. No WMDs were ever found. The movie covers this area very well.

2. Links to terrorism - a majority of the US general public still believes that Saddam Hussein had links to Osama Bin Laden and that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11. The movie covers this well and shows that the link to terrorism was a fabrication.

3. Liberation - the US public were led to believe that the Iraqis would welcome US soldiers as liberators. This is not covered as well in the movie. Furthermore, time has shown that the Iraqis want US soldiers to leave as soon as possible.

4. Regime change - this was a clearly stated Bush Admin policy goal. But in fact, the real goal was regime removal. No new regime has emerged. This is not covered well.

5. Democratization of Iraq - this is not discussed much in the movie.

6. To inspire the region to become more democratic - this is also not discussed much.

The last two reasons were not pushed much by the administration and so were not covered much in the movie. While all 6 seemed strong reasons for meddling with Iraq at different times, the real reason the US went to war (Oil - 20% of the world's oil reserves are in Iraq) is not mentioned in the film. It seems that the distraction techniques the Bush Administration used to distract the world from this fact even worked on the skeptical filmmaker! That said, this is fantastic documentary and highly recommended.
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on July 19, 2004
Every American should see it - Democrats and, especially, Republicans.
Point-by-point explanation of all the lies and deceptions.
It is amazing that people in high office can lie so well with a straight face.
I always knew the Iraq war was the biggest lie ever in the history of the US, but this documentary helps make the case.
The sad part is, most Americans will not see this movie, because they are truly brain-washed.
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on March 3, 2015
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.
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on January 10, 2016
John Dean was involved in the politics ans knows the inside info.
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