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Leading to War (2008)

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LEADING TO WAR documents how the Bush Administration made its case to the American people for military action in Iraq, despite worldwide opposition.


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How does a government lead its people to war? Watch the U.S. government's blueprint for war unfold, as told by the architects themselves. LEADING TO WAR links together historic news footage, without commentary, from President Bush's "axis of evil" speech in January, 2002, through the announcement on March 19, 2003 that the U.S. had invaded Iraq. Gain powerful insights as you watch the determined march to war - in interviews, speeches, and press conferences by President Bush and his administration, including Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, as well as by British Prime Minister Tony Blair and others. A companion website,, provides an in-depth exploration of the strategies and rhetorical techniques used by the Bush administration, along with a well-documented examination of their pre-war claims - many of which were ... Written by Dziga7

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A reminder of the propaganda machine
17 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will show this DVD to as many people as I can, and I will save it for my 3 year old son for his future watching. This is a very powerful DVD as it contains many news footage of the Bush Administration's lies and propaganda leading to the current attack and occupation of Iraq. The DVD touched me with anger and sadness as I asked myself how can these government liars still hold office, make public speeches, write books, smile, and act as if all is going well. I thought and still think of all the dead and injured Iraqi and American service people who paid dearly to make the bully machine feel more powerful. This DVD is for right-wingers, left-wingers, moderates, all women, all children, all men, all religious creeds, free-thinkers, war-mongers, peace-makers, patriots, anyone who is objective, open-minded and reasonable. This DVD is for anyone who wants to be reminded that it is very easy to fall into the traps of lies and deceptions. It reminds us we have to question and question and never give up until the truth comes out. It reminds us just because they hold higher office it does not make them honest and smart. Watch this DVD and think. -- Guadalupe Ramos, California

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