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No End in Sight

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

Take a look back at the Iraq debacle with the trailer for the Sundance award-winning “No End in Sight,” by first-time filmmaker Charles Ferguson. According to Time, it’s “the most important movie you are likely to see this year.”

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By count_schemula, September 1, 2007 at 11:44 pm Link to this comment

We are all complicit. Even today, there is no real outrage. I knew that the war against Iraq was going to happen as soon as the idea was floated. It was painful “losing” every argument I got into with other people about the coming war, watching the Executive Branch work the Congress, the media and fumble around for a suitable foundation. Thousands of Phds will be given out in History and Political Science, and there will be a full on cottage industry of books, movies and televised specials judging Bush after the fact, but the more interesting story will be how a small cabal in power mobilized the American war machine on the backs of a hoodwinked citizenry to jump headfirst into an ill advised poorly planned war.

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By mackTN, September 1, 2007 at 1:39 pm Link to this comment

P.S.  I have one criticism about this film.  While it rightfully focuses its attention on the Bush administration and does sucessfully uncover/expose their misdeeds in Iraq, it leaves out another guilty party—the media.

During all this deliberate mismanagement—and I do believe these “mistakes” were planned in order to produce chaos—where was the media?  That perhaps is another film exploring how our media allowed itself to become intimidated into the machinery of propaganda—promoting patriotism, gathering pictures of soldiers to paste up on its media wall, chumming it up with Rumsfield at the press conferences instead of putting any of those people through the third degree.  How effective were they?  Still, over half of the people in this country believe that war was based on 9/11 and Saddam played some part in it.

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By ocjim, August 30, 2007 at 7:20 am Link to this comment

Incredibly the criminal BushCo has many in the media saying that the surge is a success. Independent reports suggest modest gains which will only continue if American surge forces continue well into the next year (impossible without a draft) and if Iraqi forces cooperate (pipedream). The civilian toll has not declined but that never was important to Shrub. And now we have to worry about a foray into Iran.

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By dean, August 29, 2007 at 8:35 pm Link to this comment
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OK, this is old news. When will the people responsable for this crime be in jail. What will it take.beh88ind

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By Soothsayer, August 26, 2007 at 9:52 am Link to this comment
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Its now common knowledge that this war was based upon lies and pursued on faith based incompetence.

What’s needed (and perhaps impossible given the mess this administration has made) is a rational exit plan which provides some degree of protecion to those in Iraq who want to live peaceful and productive lives.

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By eric swan, August 25, 2007 at 2:58 pm Link to this comment
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regarding “no end in sight”.  Of course there is an end in sight.  When the 20,000,000,000,000+ dollars, yes twenty trillion+ are pumped out of Iraqs ground. Then it will end. Destroy Iraq, control its oil. Very simple.

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By David, August 24, 2007 at 10:02 pm Link to this comment
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When’s it coming out?

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