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Good film, but very depressing
peter-1850 from South Africa
24 August 2009
This film is about the lies and deceit that led up to the second
illegal invasion of Iraq.
It is told through a series of short films showing how various parties
were deceived and how the deceit was pushed through.
It's a well-made documentary, but, of course, deeply depressing. How
could two of the worlds larger democracies (the US and UK) allow
themselves to be duped into making an illegal war by two psychopaths?
This film mainly covers Phony Tony and his role in both creating and
spreading the lie that there were 'weapons of mass destruction' in Iraq
and suggesting that this false claim justified his invasion, even
though the UN had not sanctioned it.
There are some unanswered questions - why didn't the UN pass a
resolution forbidding the war? That probably wouldn't have stopped the
mad duo from the invasion, but it would have made it easier to
Why, still today, has Phony Tony not been prosecuted for war crimes and
treason? Ditto, the Shrub? Can a democracy, operating under the rule of
law really ignore war crimes of this magnitude?
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