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War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death -- Narrated by Sean Penn and based on the work of author Norman Solomon, WAR MADE EASY reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose 50 years of government spin and media collusion that has dragged our country into war after war from Vietnam to Iraq.

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Learn history. Then change it.
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War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception... See more » | Add synopsis »
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War Made Easy
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 19 March 2008)

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Well done documentary; And the Wars continue See more (15 total) »

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Spiro Agnew ... Himself (archive footage)

Christiane Amanpour ... Herself (archive footage)
Peter Arnett ... Himself (archive footage)

Wolf Blitzer ... Himself (archive footage)

George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)

Phil Donahue ... Himself (archive footage)
J. William Fulbright ... Himself (archive footage)
Sean Hannity ... Himself (archive footage)
Brit Hume ... Himself (archive footage)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)

Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive footage)
Morton Kondracke ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Krauthammer ... Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Lee ... Herself (archive footage)
Jim Lehrer ... Himself (archive footage)
Rush Limbaugh ... Himself (archive footage)
Douglas MacArthur ... Himself (archive footage)
Michelle Malkin ... Herself (archive footage)

Chris Matthews ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert McNamara ... Himself (archive footage)
Wayne Morse ... Himself (archive footage)
John Murtha ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)

Bill O'Reilly ... Himself (archive footage)

Sean Penn ... Narrator

Colin Powell ... Himself (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)

Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage)

Morley Safer ... Himself (archive footage)
Joe Scarborough ... Himself (archive footage)
Norman Solomon ... Himself - Interviewee
Paul Wolfowitz ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Loretta Alper 
Jeremy Earp 
 
Produced by
Loretta Alper .... producer
Jeremy Earp .... executive producer
Sut Jhally .... executive producer
Andrew Killoy .... co-producer
Jason Young .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Phillips 
John Van Eps 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Killoy 
 
Sound Department
Peter Acker .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Rabinovitz .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Andrew Killoy .... motion graphics
Shannon McKenna .... animation graphic designer
 
Music Department
Stephane Guyot .... additional music mixer
Leigh Phillips .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Janet Brocklehurst .... production assistant
Molly Jackson-Watts .... production assistant
Anna Mester .... production assistant
Scott Morris .... production assistant
Nick Romanow .... production assistant
David Rooks .... production assistant
John Paul Seely .... production assistant
Krystal Tucker .... production assistant
 

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Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Well done documentary; And the Wars continue, 5 July 2009
Author: mvalinsky-3 from New York, NY

Although I am a big supporter of Barack Obama and find him to be a great leader and inspirational person, as President he is continuing to war. He may have not started a war, and is winding down Iraq (troop pullout from Iraqi cities last month) -- but our involvement in Afghanistan was increased greatly, and we are bombing Pakistan (with drones, near the border).

I guess being President requires exercising military might -- but I hope that Pres. Obama can help wind down the war machine. Interestingly enough, he has stated that he wants to rid the world of nuclear weapons and is at work on reducing the amount of stockpiles in the U.S., Russia, and elsewhere.

Perhaps it is hard after a century of war, and only 7 years after 9/11, to not fight some battles. Change is not overnight...

Terrific doc here.

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