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No End in Sight

Synopsis
The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq’s descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy. Based on over 200 hours of footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003 by high ranking US officials including Colin Powell and General Jay Garner (in charge of the occupation of Iraq through May 2003) as well as Iraqi civilians, American soldiers, and prominent analysts.
NO END IN SIGHT examines the manner in which the principal errors of U.S. policy - the use of insufficient troop levels, allowing the looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government, and the disbanding of the Iraqi military - largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today. How did a group of men with little or no military experience, knowledge of the Arab world or personal experience in Iraq come to make such flagrantly debilitating decisions? NO END IN SIGHT dissects the people, issues and facts behind the Bush Administration’s decisions and their consequences on the ground to provide a powerful look into how arrogance and ignorance turned a military victory into a seemingly endless and deepening nightmare of a war.
Language
Arabic; English
Country
United States
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2008
Availability
out of distribution
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
civil disturbances; military operations; Iraq war; Bush, George W; political issues; American foreign policy

Credits

Director
Charles Ferguson

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
102 minutes
Year
2008

Distributor

Name

Artefact Media

Address
1 Park View Road
Brighton
BN3 7BF
Notes
Artefact Media ceased trading in 2014
 

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