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Interviews with varied U.S officials and experts offer a deconstruction on the Bush administration's case for war in Iraq in the wake of 9/11.

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Credited cast:
David Albright ...
Himself - Physicist and former weapons inspector with the IAEA Action team
Robert Baer ...
Himself - Former CIA operative who served in Iraq and Lebanon
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Himself - Former Head of the CIA's Societ / Eastern European Division and Station Chief in Pakistan
Rand Beers ...
Himself - Former Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Combating Terrorism
Bill Christison ...
Himself - Former CIA Director of the Office of Regional and Political Analysis
David Corn ...
Himself - Washington Editor of the Nation Magazine
Philip Coyle ...
Himself - Former Assistant Security of Defense and Director of Operational Test and Evaluation at the Pentagon
John Dean ...
Himself - Former White House Counsel to President Nixon
Patrick Eddington ...
Himself - Former CIA Analyst during the 1991 Iraq War
Chas Freeman ...
Himself - Former Assistant Secretary of Defense and Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Graham Fuller ...
Himself - Former Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA
Melvin Goodman ...
Himself - 20 year Senior CIA Analyst (as Mel Goodman)
John Brady Kiesling ...
Himself - Former Political Counselor to the US Embassy Athens, Greece
Karen Kwiatkowski ...
Herself - Former Air Force Lt. Colonel
Patrick Lang ...
Himself - Former Chief of Middle East Intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Agency
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Interviews with varied U.S officials and experts offer a deconstruction on the Bush administration's case for war in Iraq in the wake of 9/11.

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The story of how truth became the first American casualty in Iraq.

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3 November 2004 (Spain)  »

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former White House council to Richard Nixon: Senior administration officials is a key to very specifically the president, vice president, cabinet officers and the top of the White house.
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former White House council to Richard Nixon: had gone out of their way to get that information out, not only told Novak, told Time magazine. They wanted that information out. Now, that's against a statutory law that prohibits the identification of CIA operatives. It also has the potential of placing that person in jeopardy because of their operations, and their own operation and people they ...
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The bare facts
8 December 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Uncovered: The Truth Behind the War in Iraq" uses the same pundits who have appeared in the national media to make the argument that the Bush administration skewed intel, distorted facts, and rushed America into a war unrelated to WMD or terrorism with unrealistic expectations of outcome. In counterpoise are news snippets of administration officials seen making the case for war and subsequently recanting. Although there is a montage of still pics and video clips sprinkled throughout with some show & tell graphics, the bulk of the film is nonstop talk-to-the-camera dialogue and file footage which serves to compresses post 9/11 events into a digest and overview of the Iraq war issues. This film is long on information and short in entertainment and should be worth a look by anyone who never got a full accounting of why Americans are now fighting and dying in Iraq. (B-)


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