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Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (2004)

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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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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former ambassador to Saudi Arabia: One of the more ironic effects of the attack on Iraq, was to buttress other countries in the conviction that, the infamous remark by an Indian general after the first Gulf War when he said, the lesson of this war is that if you have to fight the United States you better have nuclear weapons.
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Right or Left, you should see this before you vote in '04
11 December 2003 | by (Hidden Valley Lake, CA) – See all my reviews

I was invited to a viewing of this film at a neighbor's house up the street. I thought it was a neighborhood get together, but it turned out to be a simultaneous nationwide viewing sponsored by moveon.org. So my guard was up as I was surrounded by a lot of Bush hating liberals, but the movie had just started as I arrived and I was quickly seated in the back. So I decided to stick it out and watch. I'm glad I did.

All along, I felt that the story we've been told about why we are in Iraq has changed over time. I remember that we were sure that there were weapons ready to be unleashed on us or given to Al-Queda terrorists who would smuggle them in to our country and cause more damage than the World Trade Center attack. Then it was not so much the weapons as the weapons programs. And there were those "mobile weapons labs". And then it was simply to liberate the Iraqi people. It's all jumbled in my mind and I can't remember exactly when and how the official reason change, I just know that it did somehow.

The best thing about this film is that it documents the subtle changes over time by showing our leaders speaking at various times before and after our invasion of Iraq. There is no "liberal bias" like you get from the news sometimes, it was simply factual presentation of what our leaders told us and when.

It also presents documentary evidence of things we were mislead about. The "yellow cake" in Niger, the "uranium enrichment tubes" that were actually not suitable for that purpose, the "mobile weapons labs", the satellite evidence and so on.

After seeing this movie, I am left with two possibilities. We were either lied to deliberately or our leaders were grossly negligent and incompetent. Whatever your political views, this movie should make you angry about how we have been mislead. It pulls together a lot of information that is jumbled in the public mind and makes it clear.

If you can stand hearing the views of the people that gravitate to this sort of thing, I encourage you to watch it at a local group presentation. Or buy a copy from the website and watch it with friends. It brings up a lot for discussion and thought.


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