I just finished watching a documentary called No End In Sight, which won some important awards. But awards aren’t the reason to watch this movie. This is a thoughful and highly detailed account of incomprehensible errors in the Iraq War planning. If you have any interest in understanding the situation in Iraq you should watch this film as soon as possible.
I thought the FEMA mismanagement was pretty bad, and I had a sense
that the Iraq war was not properly managed. After seeing this movie it
strikes me that FEMA’s handling of the Katrina aftermath was vastly
superior to the Iraq post-war plan. Here’s a New York Times review
of the film. Seriously, even if you are skeptical that the film might
be unfair to the Bush administration, watch this movie. This movie is
not flattering to the Bush administration, but it’s not unfairly
They say you reap what you sow. When you sow reckless arrogance
you reap violent insurgency. Apparently, this is a surprise to some of
our government leaders. I hope the next crop of government leaders
includes folks who are willing to consider thoughtful opposition before
they take bold actions like invading a foreign country and occupying it
without any well-thought out exit strategy.