Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War
If you believe the U.S. attack on Iraq last spring was a splendid idea, then the documentary Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War should cause you to examine your susceptibility to manipulation. We see Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, Rice and others at each desperate stage of the lead-up to the war, singing variations of the following themes: “weapons of mass destruction,” Al-Qaeda connections and the now-infamous “mushroom cloud” over America. Since I don’t watch TV news, it was shocking to see these transparently maudlin performances for the first time, knowing that these amateurish lies were enough to scare the American public. Now that’s scary. Interspersed are sober testimonials from over 20 long-time (no hippies, these) U.S. officials in intelligence, the military, foreign service, as well as weapons inspectors “on the ground.” Their unanimous conclusion is that the administration was not interested in facts, but rather in “cherry-picking” intelligence to justify a pre-emptive invasion.