America's public broadcaster has released a two-part documentary called "Bush's War." It marks the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq and unintentionally the four-thousandth death of a US serviceman in Iraq (And God only knows how many dead Iraqis). According to one review: "It’s a scandal wrapped in a tragedy, with the first night (the build-up to war) a study in arrogance and the second night (shock and awe followed by insurgency) a chronicle of incompetence." The PBS website explains:
I see that Frontline on PBS this week has a documentary called "Bush's War." That's what I've been calling it for a long time. It's not the "Iraq War." Iraq did nothing. Iraq didn't plan 9/11. It didn't have weapons of mass destruction. It DID have movie theaters and bars and women wearing what they wanted and a significant Christian population and one of the few Arab capitals with an open synagogue.- Michael Moore*
"Parts of this history have been told before," Kirk (the producer) says. "But no one has laid out the entire narrative to reveal in one epic story the scope and detail of how this war began and how it has been fought, both on the ground and deep inside the government."
Concerning the anniversary, Salam Adil at Global Voices reviews Iraqi bloggers' reactions. Adil writes: ". . . more and more I am hearing people saying the previous regime was better."
* Latest from Michael Moore - see here.
You can view the documentary Bush's War online here.