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13 August 2007

Roger Ebert on "No End in Sight"

This is not a documentary filled with anti-war activists or sitting ducks for Michael Moore. Most of the people in the film were important to the Bush administration.
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The subjects in this film now feel that American policy in Iraq was flawed from the start, that obvious measures were not taken, that sane advice was disregarded, that lies were told and believed, and that advice from people on the ground was overruled by a cabal of neo-con goofballs who seemed to form a wall around the president.
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Who is Charles Ferguson, director of this film? A one-time senior fellow of the Brookings Institute, software millionaire, originally a supporter of the war, visiting professor at MIT and Berkeley, he was trustworthy enough to inspire confidences from former top officials.
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Although Bush and the war continue to sink in the polls, I know from some readers that they still support both. That is their right. And if they are so sure they are right, let more young men and women die or be maimed. I doubt if they will be willing to see this film, which further documents an administration playing its private war games.


Go read that review, if only for the last paragraph.

2 Comments:

At 9:18 AM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said...

I just saw Control Room, a documentary about Al Jazeera. I highly recommend it. I remember that comment you made about Al Jazeera not being "the other side of things" but in this movie, it seems it is. Very worthwhile.

 
At 5:09 AM, Blogger Metro said...

Thanks, I'll have to check it out someday when Mme is out.

Sigh. One of only two good movie rental places in town is shutting down, leaving the field to Blockbuster, Rogers, and the downtown bookstore, which is so good it's simply known as "The Bookstore". They keep a great selection of movies.

 

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