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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 the Brookings 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'd cast the die for what was gonna happen later.

 

The plan was essentially, we’ll stay for three or four months, we will install a government made up of exiles and led by Ahmad Chalabi, and then in August to September of 2003, we will begin a drastic reduction of troops.

 

Lawrence Di Rita addressed us in one forum 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 the story that emerges is a devastating picture of arrogance and incompetence.

 

Again, these are not anti-war activists or leftists.  These are 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 found themselves ignored, undermined and thwarted by the policies that were coming from Washington.

 

In some ways No End in Sight asks a very simple question, one that’s already beginning to be asked in political circles, in journalism, on talk shows, the question, "Who lost Iraq?" "Who is responsible for the fact that this war has gone on for four years, more than four years with so much violence?" And the movie supplies very specific answers. It names names. It says  Paul Wolfowitz , Donald Rumsfeld L. Paul Bremer , Dick Cheney, George Bush. Perhaps not surprisingly all of these people declined Charles Ferguson’s offer to be interviewed for this movie. One can only help that one of these days they'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 hadn'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!

 

In the mountains of truth ,you can never climb in vain.

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In the mountains of truth ,you can never climb in vain.
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on lesehe

A huge ammunition dumps that weren’t guarded until several weeks if not a couple of months after a  major combat, action's ended. I'm standing there watching these insurgents pull out rockets and mortars and bombs. I mean the weapons cashes that the Iraqis had stored / ,you know,stashed everywhere ,and you go to the British or to the US / wherewith their little GPS receiver to ‘hey guys’, you know, we found like 18 thousand million tons of bombs and there're a bunch of Iraqis ,they were with AK47s ,taking it away. Probably not the best idea ,here's where it’s located and they said to you, "we just haven’t enough people to cover it". And it just… I couldn’t believe it wasn't the right answer.

 

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on chloe

A huge ammunition dumps that weren’t guarded until several weeks if not a couple of months after a  major combat, action's ended. I'm standing there watching these insurgents pull out rockets and mortars and bombs.  From these weapons cashes that the Iraqis had stored / ,you know,stashed everywhere ,and you go to the British or to the US / wherewith their , with your little GPS receiver to ‘hey guys’, you know, we found like 18,000 million tons of bombs and there're a bunch of Iraqis there with AK47s taking it away. Probably not the best idea ,here's where it’s located and they said to you, "we just haven’t enough people to cover it". And it just… I couldn’t believe it wasn't the right answer
In the mountains of truth ,you can never climb in vain.
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