what i'm watching: robert greenwald

If you haven't seen Robert Greenwald's DVD documentaries, you're missing some thought-provoking stuff. We've been working our way through them slowly, with lots of movies in between. Seeing them all at once could be hazardous to your mental health, or at least your blood pressure. I'm referring to "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War," "Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election," and "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism".

We saw "Uncovered" last night. Former CIA, Pentagon, Military and Foreign Service officials systematically prove how BushCo mislead the public into the war. No left-wing conspiracy crazies needed; conservative, establishment white men (and the occasional woman) make the case themselves.

It's interesting to note how, in the run-up to the war, bringing democracy to Iraq was never mentioned. Now it's as if the search for WMDs never existed. We have always been at war with Eastasia...

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