No End In Sight Hits Theaters This Week

The documentary ‘No End In Sight’ which chronicles the first year in Baghdad opens in theaters this Friday. The director is Charles Ferguson a former senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a political-science professor at MIT. This isn’t anything like Michael Moore’s partisan bullshit. Ferguson used over 200 hours of footage and interviews almost 70 people involved in the first year of operations. He points out the series of mistakes through the interviews that led us into the chaos we now face in Iraq. Decisions like allowing the looting, and disbanding the Iraqi military and firing everyone in the Iraqi government associated with the Baath political party. “Those decisions were made by a small group of people in a short period of time without consulting anyone else,” Ferguson says. “How can those people impose that kind of decision on an entire nation, with no other controls on them?” All these problems we now face in Iraq were spelled out by the U.S. State Department, in a set of documents called “The Future of Iraq Project,” as well as in military plans drawn up during the Clinton administration. “Those all said roughly the same thing – and they all were ignored,” Ferguson says. “I’m not sure I have a good explanation for why. It must have to do with the personalities and individual psychology of the people responsible for the war. I don’t think cold-blooded self-interest can explain the way the occupation has been conducted. It’s a mystery.” The documentary was the winner of the special jury prize in the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and opens in select theaters 7/27. To see more about the documertary click here. This is a must see movie for everyone in Congress, and all those that vote.
Alan Cosgrove
Here is the trailer for the documentary;

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