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Uncovered: The War on Iraq (2004)

In this documentary feature, filmmaker Robert Greenwald chronicles the Bush Administration's case to invade Iraq following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The film examines the ... See full summary »

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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; awarded the Career Intelligence Medal
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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
Hans Blix ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Dr. Hans Blix)
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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
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Himself - Former White House Counsel to President Nixon
Patrick Eddington ...
Himself - Former CIA Analyst during the 1991 Iraq War
Ari Fleisher ...
Himself (archive footage)
Chas Freeman ...
Himself - Former Assistant Secretary of Defense and Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
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In this documentary feature, filmmaker Robert Greenwald chronicles the Bush Administration's case to invade Iraq following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The film examines the administration's argument for war through interviews with U.S intelligence and defense officials, foreign service experts and U.N. weapons inspectors -- including a former CIA director, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia and even President Bush's Secretary of the Army. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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13 October 2004 (France)  »

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Al descubierto: Guerra en Irak  »

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$31,481, 22 August 2004, Limited Release

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$31,481, 22 August 2004
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This film is an extended version of Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (2004), a 56-minute video documentary that became a grassroots hit in 2003. Because of its popularity, producer/director Robert Greenwald expanded and updated the film for the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and it was subsequently picked up for theatrical distribution by Cinema Libre Studio. See more »

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Even Better in Retrospect
21 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This Greenwald documentary, like Unconstitutional and Outfoxed, is well-composed and remains interesting even for those who are already familiar with the facts, fallacies, and spurious claims. The most remarkable aspect is that the experts are almost entirely very conservative, long-term veterans of the government(Armed Forces, State Dept.Foreign Service, CIA). Their considered, cautionary statements are contrasted with obvious misrepresentations by the administration (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield, Rice). The real-dynamic of the film arises from this "apolitical" stance in a way that could not be achieved if the administration opponents were liberals or peace-activists. Viewers will walk away with deep concerns about how the policies of the US, both domestic and international, can be made in an environment where government propaganda is uncritically disseminated by an increasingly docile media. Rating 9 of 10


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