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[影片快递] 【整理】2008-10-19 No End In Sight 一望无际

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No End in Sight is a new documentary directed by Charles Ferguson, a former political scientist and scholar, at Brooklyn Institution who turned the documentary film making to tell the story about what went wrong in the early days of the American war in Iraq.

 

Now this movie is in some ways very wide ranging, but it's also very focused. The basic story it has to tell is about what happened right after the invasion in the months, in the spring and early summer of 2003, when according to the people, interviewed in this film, decisions were made that cast the die for what was gonna happen later.

 

The plan was essentially, will stay for 3 or 4 months, we will install a government made up of exiles and led by Augment Chelarby. And then in August to September of 2003, we will begin a drastic reduction of troops.

 

Lawrence Di Rita addressed us this in one form and said by the end of August of 2003, we will have all but 25 to 30 thousand troops out of Iraq. I heard him say that in a room full of people. And I turned to my colleagues and I said, "This guy doesn't know what he's talking about. It's physically impossible."

 

He talks to military personnel, to diplomats, to journalists and administrators and a story that emerges is a devastating picture of arrogance and incompetence.

 

Again, these are not anti-war activists or the leftists /ever/ people who went into Iraq to implement the Bush administration’s policies to try to rebuild the country after the fall of Saddam Hussein. And phantom itself is ignored, undermined and thwarted by the policies that were coming from Washington.

 

In some ways No End in Sight has a very simple question. One it’s already beginning to be asked in political circles, in journalism and talk shows, the question, "Who lost Iraq?" "Who was responsible for the effect that this war has gone on for 4 years, more than 4 years with so much violence?" And the movie supplies very specific answers. It names Names. It says Paul Walfolest, Donald Blumsfield, Eld Paul Blammer, Dick Chainie, George Bush. Perhaps it's not surprisingly all of these people declined Charles Furgson’s(?) offer to be interviewed for this movie. One can only help that one of these days that'll get around to watching it.

 

As CIA laid out a several scenarios, it said, "Life could be lousy; life could be okay; life could be better."

 

The president hasn't read it, not even the one-page summary over which we work so hard to reduce these findings to a single readable page.

 

President did not read even the executive summary? Correct!

 

 

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A huge ammunition dumps that weren’t guarded until several weeks of a couple of months after major come back, action ended.

 

I was standing there watching the sergeants pull out rockets and mortars and bombs. These weapons cashes that the Iraqi store and you know stashed everywhere and you go to the British or to the US where they stare with your little GPS receiver ‘hey guys’, you know we found like 18 thousand million tons of bombs and there are a bunch of Iraqis they were AK47s taking it away. Probably not the best idea here is where it’s located and they say to you: we just haven’t enough people to cover it. And it just… I couldn’t believe it the right answer.

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