Wednesday, March 29, 2006



Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Retired NYC policeman Wilton Sekzer
Chalmers Johnson, former Director of the CIA
23-year old William Solomon who wants to join the Army
Richard Perle, pro-Bush administration Pentagon advisor
Retired Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski
John S.D. Eisenhower, son of the former President
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s granddaughter Susan
Gwynne Dyer, military historian
Republican Senator John McCain
Gore Vidal, prolific American novelist, playwright, and essayist

Because it spends a lot of time devoted to the war on Iraq, Pro-Bush supporters will probably not like this film. Nor will “hawks” who think the use of military force rather than diplomacy is the best course of action.

Unlike some documentaries, this one is not just a one-sided rehash of well-known facts. It is more balanced, giving equal opportunity to both sides of the debate.

Although some of the views expressed are controversial (Japan’s attempt to surrender was ignored because of a hidden agenda) many are new or at the very least, not that well known: not one of the first fifty strikes by “smart bombs” hit its target during the first preemptive invasion of Iraq or that some defence contracts purposely have suppliers in all 50 states so everyone gets “a piece of the action”.

for disturbing war images and brief language.

The We in the title refers to the United States of America. The title was originally used for a series of propaganda films produced for the military during World War II to justify the involvement of the USA in a foreign conflict.

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