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The World According to Bush (2004)
"Le monde selon Bush" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, War  |  27 May 2004 (Belgium)
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The 1000 days of George W. Bush's presidency from the 9/11 attacks to the iraqi quagmire. How a bunch of people influenced by neo-cons hawks took control of the US foreign policy.

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Who is Georges W. Bush ? This movie tells about the 1000 days of his presidency, from the 9/11 to the war in Iraq. It shows how is America today and tries to understand how a small group of people, under the influence of the neo-conservatives, took the control of the american foreign policy. Written by Pierrick Brochot

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The Cannes Film Festival organizers were keen to include this movie in the Official Selection but dismissed it when Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) by Michael Moore was selected. See more »

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George W. Bush: To those of you who received honors, awards, and distinctions, I say, well done. And to the C students, I say, you, too, can be President of the United States.
Norman Mailer: We have the worst President in America's history. He's ignorant, he's arrogant, he's stupid in all ways but one: which is that he's immensely shrewd about the American people, particularly the less intelligent half of America. Because they're very happy with him in that they realize how stupid he is, and they say to ...
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Typical Propaganda
9 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film has some merit. It includes videotaped quotes from several major players in the Bush administration. Where it falls down is in it's editing. Anytime a neocon is depicted on screen you can hear the dissonant violins playing in the background and the scene is immediately cut to some unknown ex-government staffer decrying the statements as neo-nazi rather than neo-con (or any other modern political philosophy).

If the US has decided that WMDs are unacceptable in a world of global Islamic terrorism, that should be debated on those merits. Instead, this film conflates 9/11 and Iraq in a manner that is worse than anything that the "power players" in the US have done, and goes forth to insinuate that they are war mongers trying to bring about the 2nd coming of Christ, at the behest of the Jews.

These major faults degrade the usefulness of the film to "junk propaganda" status that does nothing to further the political goals of either side, and removes it from the realm of documentary. With proper editing, this could have been a good film, but the blinders were tied a too snug.


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