Sunday, February 12, 2006

Why We Fight (Film)

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism? This award-winning film provides an inside look at the anatomy of the American war machine. Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life?

Watch the whole film for yourself here ( Real player required ) 1 Hour 39 Min's.


Blogger DJEB said...

McCain's words at the beginning remind me of the claims to noble intend made by the Japanese as they were trying to explain their growing Asian empire before WWII.

Nice explanation of blowback by Chalmers Johnson...

Great part at 7 minutes, ten seconds in: "There was a moment when the entire world was behind us. There was a million people demonstrating in the streets of Tehran in favour of the United States. We had the world behind us. Now kids are dying. Billions are being spent every month. Animosity against the United States is stronger now than it ever has been in history."

Infuriating conflation of prevention and preemption by Richard Perle... (That's what the "big fuss [is] about.")

Chalmers Johnson is wrong about Feb 15, 2003. There were 15 million, not 10 million.

Regarding the retired NYPD officer, not all of use who have had a murder in our families (speaking from personal experience) are out for blood. (He did call himself "insane" in reference to his desire for revenge.) Ironically, he has supported the creation of more terrorists, not reduced them in any way. He knows now he was duped, but he found out he had been duped already in the Vietnam War. "Governments Lie." - I. F. Stone

Too much to comment on... Great video.

February 12, 2006 3:56 pm  

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