Monday, March 28, 2011

Why We Fight - Military Documentary

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436971/


Despite obvious comparison with Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, this is not a gonzo bit of egotistic movie making with a big cuddly shambolic star doing stunts. This is a serious piece of research and reporting of the highest standard. Instead of the meaningless Bushite mantra of 'freedom; freedom; freedom' it pinpoints the historical dimension of the Iraq war and the ideological manipulation and monetary and political interests of the military industrial complex that has landed USA into the hand of crypto Fascists who hide the truth from the people who instead are fed 'bread and circuses' by the culture industry. However Jarecki includes key neocons like Richard Perle and great clips of Rumsfeld schmoozing with Saddam Hussein Рour ally against Iran to whom US sold his WMD. Jarecki also includes a fascinating story of a Vietnam vet who backs the war because it was against Al Qaidia but falls apart as he watches Bush shuffle sheepishly away from that. It was been premi̬red at the Sundance film festival where it won the Grand Jury prize for documentary. But I doubt any of the US mass media which colludes with the military industrial complex as part of the 'national security state' will allow it to be shown.

21 comments:

Darkkal said...

Just watched this movie after reading this article cause i had nothing better to do, it was worth it :)

Daily01 said...

Finally the truth comes out

psyke said...

I've downloaded this a while back but didn't have a chance to watch it.

RootYourDroid.net said...

This is definitely worth watching! Some of the michael moore stuff can be hard to bite into.

This sticks to facts and documents more than "conspiracy".

jeebus said...

downloading it right now

Lincoln said...

definitely gonna check this out...good to see someone sticking to facts

Justin said...

I will have to check this out. I'm spending this week watching movies I've missed, and this one will certainly be one of them.

Devon Davidson said...

This looks fascinating. If only I had the time to watch it. :(

Banacek said...

Great recommendation. It really is worth watching.

Bassislv said...

looks great, thanks for recommending it

mac-and-me said...

great documentary

Jay.CA said...

never heard of this documentary before, will check it out.

consuela bananahammoc said...

I'm gonna download it and watch but I'm not sure it's gonna change my point of view...

Nina said...

This is going to be an interesting watch.

Drab Maestro said...

I like to watch opposing viewpoints documentaries, or one on one side, then one on the other...documentaries with one viewpoint are always biased and skewed :\

schultzz said...

going to rent it next weekend, sounds interesting.

Xuian said...

I love documentaries like this and the IMDB rating is huge, I'm sure it's great. Might need to check it out )

Mr Quimper said...

Sounds intresting, will check it out.

Patti D. said...

looks awesome, will try and watch it

Mr Duke said...

the thing i dislike about these kind of movies is all it's they are so incredibly biased

VersionDouble said...

cheers for the link, i might look into this. sounds interesting.

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