May 23, 2013
Weekly Video Roundup
Posted on Jan 19, 2007
This week, our collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a clever political satire of lonelygirl15; a gripping documentary on Saddam Hussein’s American backers; and everyday U.S. citizens exposed at their most clueless.
No. 2. Saddam’s American Allies
Saddam Hussein: The Trial the World Will Never See, Part 1
Saddam Hussein: The Trial the World Will Never See, Part 2
For more by Barry Lando, click here.
No. 3. Barack Obama: Why I Want to Be President
Democratic Illinois Sen. (and relative political newcomer) Barack Obama on Tuesday announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. In this video, he explains his motivations.
No. 4. Bush: Iraqis “Owe Us Gratitude”
In a “60 Minutes” interview, the president dismissed the suggestion that America owes Iraq an apology for not securing the country after the invasion, saying instead that Iraqis owe America “a huge debt of gratitude” for our efforts.
No. 5. Are Americans Ignorant?
This Aussie TV spot reminds us that not only do the finer points of public policy debates go over some people’s heads, but many Americans don’t even know the major religion of Israel; nor, for that matter, do they know how many sides a triangle has.
No. 6. Susan McDougal: The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk
When Susan McDougal refused to implicate the Clintons in the Whitewater fiasco, she was thrown in prison, left alone with murderers and her own stubborn dignity. Savaged by Republicans and abandoned by Democrats, she would emerge from that dark chapter of American history a hero.
Part One: The Whitewater Scandal
Part Two: “Why Didn’t You Go Along With It?”
Part Three: Jail
Part Four: Real Faith
Part Five: Epilogue
Videography by Todd Wilkinson / Videography and Editing by George Edelman
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