Saturday, January 22, 2005

UNCOVERED: The War on Iraq

I know I'm a bit behind the curve on this particular film, but I just finished watching Robert Greedwald's seminal expose, UNCOVERED: The War on Iraq. From a 2005 perspective, it's quite amazing that this film didn't gain more traction when it was released in early 2004. Watching it was almost like reliving the nightmare, pre-ASZ, in the buildup to the U.S. unilateral invasion of a sovereign nation.

Given what's happened there over past (nearly) two years, I'm actually dumbfounded that the saner voices among us were absolutely muted and marginalized in the media. It was almost a cathartic experience watching the hour's worth of lies and deceit that landed America into a quagmire from which there is no short term escape, forthcoming sham elections be damned.

If you haven't seen this documentary, I recommend it without reservation. Those of you (un)lucky enough to have Comcast as your cable provider can watch it on digital In Demand, under the "free movies" listing. For those of you who don't have access to it on cable, it might be a very good investment of a few bucks - because it will (if nothing else) re-energize you as progressives continue to tilt against the BushCo windmill. Click here for ordering information.

In the words of Mark Twain:

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.

I can think of no more patriotic act than viewing this important documentary and reminding yourself why we continue to fight against the BushCo regime. If nothing else, UNCOVERED: The War on Iraq should have been required viewing for every Senator involved in the Condoliar Rice confirmation hearings.