No End in Sight (NR)

Documentary 102 July 27, 2007

"No End in Sight" chronicles the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy. It is a jaw-dropping, insider's tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness and venality. Based on more than 200 hours of footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003 by high ranking officials, such as former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara Bodine (in charge of Baghdad during the Spring of 2003), Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to 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" 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. The film 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.

Charles Ferguson Aida Ussayran, Ali Fadhil, Amazia Baram, Ann Gildrov, Barbara Bodine, Barry Posen, Chris Allbritton, David Yancey, Faisal al-Istrabadi, George Packer Charles Ferguson Charles Ferguson, Jennie Amias, Jessie Vogelson Magnolia Pictures

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