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Uncovered: The War on Iraq (2004)

In this documentary feature, filmmaker Robert Greenwald chronicles the Bush Administration's case to invade Iraq following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The film examines the ... See full summary »

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Robert Greenwald
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David Albright David Albright ... Himself - Physicist and former weapons inspector with the IAEA Action team
Robert Baer ... Himself - Former CIA operative who served in Iraq and Lebanon; awarded the Career Intelligence Medal
Milton Bearden ... Himself - Former head of the CIA's Societ / Eastern European Division and Station Chief in Pakistan
Rand Beers Rand Beers ... Himself - Former Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Combating Terrorism
Hans Blix Hans Blix ... Himself (archive footage) (as Dr. Hans Blix)
Jeff Bornstein ... Guest
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Christison Bill Christison ... Himself - Former CIA Director of the Office of Regional and Political Analysis
David Corn David Corn ... Himself - Washington Editor of the Nation Magazine
Philip Coyle Philip Coyle ... Himself - Former Assistant Security of Defense and Director of Operational Test and Evaluation at the Pentagon
John Dean ... Himself - Former White House Counsel to President Nixon
Patrick Eddington Patrick Eddington ... Himself - Former CIA Analyst during the 1991 Iraq War
Ari Fleischer ... Himself (archive footage) (as Ari Fleisher)
Chas Freeman Chas Freeman ... Himself - Former Assistant Secretary of Defense and Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
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In this documentary feature, filmmaker Robert Greenwald chronicles the Bush Administration's case to invade Iraq following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The film examines the administration's argument for war through interviews with U.S intelligence and defense officials, foreign service experts and U.N. weapons inspectors -- including a former CIA director, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia and even President Bush's Secretary of the Army. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Do you really know the truth?


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USA

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English

Release Date:

13 October 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Al descubierto: Guerra en Irak See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$31,481, 22 August 2004, Limited Release

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$31,481, 22 August 2004
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Cinema Libre Studio See more »
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This film is a completely re-edited longer version of Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (2004), released in late 2003 on VHS and DVD. See more »

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Best documentary I've seen this year
17 November 2004 | by bfinnSee all my reviews

A fairly devastating expose of the tissue of lies which spewed out from the Bush administration between 9/11 and the Iraq invasion.

What gives this film credibility is that it consists almost entirely of interviews with numerous experts - CIA agents, weapons inspectors and US government officials - who contrast what they knew to be the case with the distortions and blatant lies the US government spun to the public, and which are now unravelling. Everything from the entirely non-existent connection drawn between 9/11 and Saddam Hussein - which thanks to Bush a majority of Americans still believe are related - to the non-existent weapons of mass destruction, for which there never was any solid evidence.

These experts spoke out at the time, but were ignored by the theoretically free but largely patriotic and unobjective American media, which chose instead to toe the government line for far too long. This is why too many Americans continue to have little grasp of the facts (or indeed of foreign affairs generally), and voted Bush back in.

Though I have some admiration for Michael Moore, this is a considerably more intelligent and well-argued film than his, and definitely is the best documentary I have seen so far this year. It's a shame it hasn't received wider exposure.


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