Ok so it’s no secret that I am anti-war. I absolutely believe that diplomacy is always the best option. I am enough of a realist to know that when diplomacy simply does not work then it’s time to look at military options. But, it’s imperative that military force be the last resort and that it be used in accordance with international laws and treaties.
It’s also no secret that I think George Bush was the most
disastrous thing to happen to this country since the Great Depression. But
regardless of your feelings about Bush or the Iraq War the plain fact is that
the war was based on lies, and he put our soldiers at great physical harm and
endangered the people of
Are they biased? Of course they are. Every piece of film, every piece of journalistic writing, every podcast will always have the point of view of the author. But if you look at media that shows both sides you can extrapolate the truth of the situation, which is usually somewhere in the middle, after seeing both. So I think that everyone should see these movies to help them get an accurate view of the Iraq War.
1. Control Room – When it comes to the
2. No End in Sight – This film that was released in 2007
focuses mainly on the lead up to the
3. Rush to War – This documentary is similar to Fahrenheit 9/11 but it contains more facts and less bias. Anyone who still thinks that the US had a justification to invade Iraq needs to see this movie to find out the truth about how the flimsy justification for attacking Iraq was methodically constructed by the Bush Administration and sold to Congress and the American people as a way for Bush to use the US military to settle a personal score against Saddam Hussein. Released in 2004 and directed by Robert Taicher.
5. Baghdad ER – I deliberately tried to focus on movies that
deal with the mechanics of the war and the political dealings that led to the
war because even though there is no shortage of movies that deal with the human
cost of the war some of those movies are so biased that they really contribute
nothing to the dialog. But Baghdad ER is
set in a