Thursday, March 27, 2014

Known Unknowns: How we got into Iraq (video)

Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Amy Goodman (, 3-27-14)

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"The Unknown Known" is based on 33 hours of interviews with former U.S. Defense Secretary [apparent madman and unrepentant "war criminal," who trained his assistant, the young Dick Cheney] Donald Rumsfeld, who once lost 2.3 trillion dollars. That was the day before 9/11 distracted everyone's attention, and it's still missing.

Errol Morris, an Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker (executive producer of the fantastic Oscar-nominated film "The Act of Killing"), visited Democracy Now! today to talk about his newest film. The title refers to an infamous press briefing in 2002 when Rumsfeld faced questions from reporters about the lack of evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

We loved Don "Rummy" Rumsfeld in his first movie, "Get
This Woman Away From Me!" with Medea Benjamin

"The Unknown Known" is Morris’ tenth documentary feature. He won a Best Documentary Oscar for his film "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara." His other films include "Standard Operating Procedure," about alleged U.S. torture of terror suspects in Abu Ghraib Prison, and "The Thin Blue Line," about the wrongful conviction of Randall Adams for the murder of a Dallas policeman.

The release of "The Unknown Known" comes in a month marking 11 years since the U.S. illegally invaded Iraq (as Russia's Pres. Putin reminds us and Pres. Obama does a bad job revisiting and lying about). The U.S. military-industrial complex left an estimated half a million Iraqis dead (in addition to the million children starved by the U.S. through crushing sanctions that did nothing to former Dictator-Friendly-to-the-West Saddam Hussein), along with the needless death of at least 4,400 American troops. More

Errol Morris, director of the documentary "The Unknown Known," won an Oscar for Best Documentary for his film The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. His other films include Standard Operating Procedure and The Thin Blue Line, executive co-producer of the Oscar-nominated "The Act of Killing." He is a regular contributor to The New York Times opinion pages, where he is currently in the middle of a four-part series, "The Certainty of Donald Rumsfeld."

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