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Posted on Jan 10, 2008
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The BBC takes a look at the documentary “No End in Sight,” which features Bush administration insiders who offer a behind-the-scenes look at the incompetent invasion and occupation of Iraq.

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By jjohnjj, January 16, 2008 at 1:57 pm Link to this comment
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Any Government (or conspiracy) capable of pulling off 9/11 as an “inside job” would have been just as capable of planting evidence of WMDs in Iraq.

No such evidence was ever found.

9/11 was an opportunity that fell into these guys’ lap while they were cooking up other ways to get their hands on Iraq’s oil.

From that point on they were improvising, bungling the scheme each step of the way, and trying to salvage the situation at any cost.

I hope this film doesn’t actually “excuse” the thieves and liars in the White House on the ground of stupidty.

They are guilty of criminal intent AND criminal negligence.

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By mackTN, January 14, 2008 at 9:27 pm Link to this comment

Well, I didn’t actually throw it, but I took it off and waved it around, copying that perfect Iraqui custom of disrespect. 

I agree that painting this invasion as a blunder or comedy of errors gives the Bush League an easy out.  I’m sure they would rather suffer being critiqued as fools than charged as war criminals. 

A good book is Bob Woodward’s State of Denial, which confirms especially that sinister, sick business with Jerry Bremer who was sent in to undo the good recovery work being done by Jay Garner.  It’s clear the administration wanted the country to fall apart

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By rowdy, January 14, 2008 at 2:48 pm Link to this comment

i saw this movie the first week it was on dvd. my video store offered it for sale last week for 4.95. i thought it worth owning so i bought it. so far i have loaned it to 6 people. i hope to loan it to dozens more.  a much better way to spend an evening, than watching mindless network tv.

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By Maani, January 14, 2008 at 11:44 am Link to this comment

Cyrena:

You said, ” It was NOT a ‘series of errors’, or lack of ‘whatever’. Rather, it was just the opposite. Long ago planned and orchastrated. If we look at it side by side, with all of the other stuff that has come from this Gangster Mob in DC, we know it was planned long ago, and 9/11 was part of the plan. It’s been the ‘pretext’ for everything that has come since.  The perfidy and malfeasance is so overwhelming it’s like nothing this country has ever experienced, at least in the history that I’ve either lived or studied. It’s worse than Nixon..it’s worse than anything that’s ever happened to us..(besides the slavery thing).”

I knew we would agree on something sooner or later…LOL.  Seriously, Istrongly empathize with this sentiment…

Peace.  (in our time…)

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By Maani, January 14, 2008 at 11:40 am Link to this comment

In fact, he called Iran the world’s “chief sponsor of terrorism.”  Now where have we heard THAT before?

This guy wants to invade Iran so badly I am guessing that his next step will be to find a “connection” between Iran and 9/11…

Peace.  (Or some facsimile thereof…)

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By GW=MCHammered, January 13, 2008 at 8:28 am Link to this comment
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From today’s headlines:
“President Bush said Sunday that Iran is threatening the security of the world, and that the United States and Arab allies must join together to confront the danger ‘before it’s too late.’”

Bush needs an intervention. His paranoid-agenda has made HIM the world danger. And everyone knows it. But him.

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By cyrena, January 12, 2008 at 8:38 pm Link to this comment

Secretarybird,

Unless I’m just totally losing my mind, this documentary has actually been ‘available’ for a while. I saw it at least 2 years ago, in a class. (unless I’ve got it mixed up with something else, and I don’t think so, since I watched this clip of it again).

Anyway, I’m not sure where the professor had obtained his copy that he had available for the course, but it was quite a while after that, before I was able to purchase it from I believe (if memory serves me) the Educational Media Foundation.

HOWEVER, I have NOT seen it available at any of the standard movie theaters here in the states. Now that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been, and BruSays says that he thinks it ran for a limited time in a some cities here, several months ago.

So, that kind of gives you and idea of things here. In short, somehow, it was kept from the general public audience for that long. No accident.

Because…I agree with what jbart has posted. This was NOT incompetence. It was NOT a ‘series of errors’, or lack of ‘whatever’. Rather, it was just the opposite. Long ago planned and orchastrated. If we look at it side by side, with all of the other stuff that has come from this Gangster Mob in DC, we know it was planned long ago, and 9/11 was part of the plan. It’s been the ‘pretext’ for everything that has come since.

The perfidy and malfeasance is so overwhelming it’s like nothing this country has ever experienced, at least in the history that I’ve either lived or studied. It’s worse than Nixon..it’s worse than anything that’s ever happened to us..(besides the slavery thing)

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By cyrena, January 12, 2008 at 7:58 pm Link to this comment

Jbart,

Glad you got the DVD. I initially saw it for a class, and then bought it myself. And, everything you say is true.

THEY KNEW EVERYTHING THEY WERE DOING, and it was LONG PLANNED. THEY blew us up on 9/11, and we’ve been UNDER SIEGE ever since.

And, even though this actually kicked in with their Coup of 2000, and the next part of the ‘plan’ didn’t take place for 9 months, I’ve finally figured out how they did it, (or most of it at least)and it WASN’T Osama bin Laden, and besides, he’s DEAD anyway!!

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By GW=MCHammered, January 12, 2008 at 4:03 pm Link to this comment
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‘No End In Sight’ is available on Google Video. There is your legacy Bu$h & Co: Lies. Disregard. Arrogance. Ignorance. Hate… Lapdogs of Satan.

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By GW=MCHammered, January 12, 2008 at 11:16 am Link to this comment
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Hopefully someone’s had the foresight to replace the ‘real football’ with a Nerf ball. ‘Cause it’s obvious that when this silver-foot-in-mouth GWB guy doesn’t get his way (and even when he does), people die.

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By jbart, January 11, 2008 at 5:29 pm Link to this comment
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I bought this DVD and watched it last night. I had a “insightful moment”. To put it simply, it’s this.. We, all of us, are ready & willing to dismiss “mistakes” as the stupidity of our beuracratic system. As in
“we blew it”
“they effed up”
“why aren’t we more efficient/effective”??
How about a different spin and the contadictory “they knew EXACTLY what they’re doing as a scenario….
They(Osama Bin Laden) didn’t blow up anything, they (our guys)effed up nothing, and they (our guys)were VERY efficient in what they did. “we have a bunch of incompitent a-holes running things”. \
country to US.There were no “lapses” in the intelligence leading to 9/11. There were NO mistakes about Iraq and, possibly Iran, and they’re not beuracratically stupid. They’re anything but. This film/documentary will leave you feeling, I believe, duped.  Totally and without question.  They truly believe that they have “effectively” dumbed down America to a point that we can no longer see the treason and treachery. Please, for the survival of, I think, that we all hold dear as to our country, and who we are/represent, resist the changes. The method, I can’t say how, but the reasons for doing so should be clear to every American who believes in our country.Don’t let the MSM tell you what’s what, seek the truth through all of the info available to you. Discern the right from the wrong, without bias or prejustice, and unite to return OUR country to its rightful owners.  Namely, American citizens.

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By jbart, January 11, 2008 at 5:27 pm Link to this comment
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I bought this DVD and watched it last night. I had a “insightful moment”. To put it simply, it’s this.. We, all of us, are ready & willing to dismiss “mistakes” as the stupidity of our beuracratic system. As in
“we blew it”
“they effed up”
“why aren’t we more efficient/effective”??
How about a different spin and the contadictory “they knew EXACTLY what they’re doing as a scenario….
They(Osama Bin Laden) didn’t blow up anything, they (our guys)effed up nothing, and they (our guys)were VERY efficient in what they did. “we have a bunch of incompitent a-holes running things”. \
There were no “lapses” in the intelligence leading to 9/11. There were NO mistakes about Iraq and, possibly Iran, and they’re not beuracratically stupid. They’re anything but. This film/documentary will leave you feeling, I believe, duped.  Totally and without question.  They truly believe that they have “effectively” dumbed down America to a point that we can no longer see the treason and treachery. Please, for the survival of, I think, that we all hold dear as to our country, and who we are/represent, resist the changes. The method, I can’t say how, but the reasons for doing so should be clear to every American who believes in our country.Don’t let the MSM tell you what’s what, seek the truth through all of the info available to you. Discern the right from the wrong, without bias or prejustice, and unite to return OUR country to US.

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By Goffredo, January 11, 2008 at 5:25 pm Link to this comment

Informative as it has all the key players who were actually drinking the kool-aid of “reconstruction”. 

Most infuriating:  the guy who almost had the entire Iraqi army put back together to have L. Paul Bremer come in and fire all 450,000.  At that point, they only had the names and information on 125,000 of them. 

Then poof…the “last throes” of insurgency began

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By Douglas Chalmers, January 11, 2008 at 1:51 pm Link to this comment

Uhh, the time-weary institution of boring old suits running this planet…....

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By BruSays, January 11, 2008 at 1:46 pm Link to this comment

I believe “No End in Sight” had a limited run at a few cities nationwide several months ago.

On leaving the theater it seemed the general mood was one of sad and hopeless resignation; that despite ALL that was widely known before going into this boondoggle, this administration went in anyway, taking at least 150,000 Iraqi citizens and almost 4,000 U.S. troops to death in the process. And we’re still there.

It’s sobering that it could happen again, given our electorate’s general apathy and ignorance.

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By secretarybird, January 11, 2008 at 5:30 am Link to this comment

Does this mean that “No end in sight” has now been shown in the US? I watched it in the UK last month. Some of the revelations about the sheer incompetence of the planning (or lack of it) were jaw-dropping. Like the fact that US Embassy staff had only a 10-year-old copy of a Lonely Planet guide with which to familiarise themselves with the country. And the edict that declared that the only two legal currencies there would be the US Dollar and the Reichsmark (someone just reactivated old occupation plans from 1945 in Germany).

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By cyrena, January 10, 2008 at 11:03 pm Link to this comment

I saw this. It is indeed very well done. Worth seeing again. I highly recommend it. No hype, just fact.

(Well, the parts from GW are obviously hype, but hey..)

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