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.
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.
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.