Jul 31 2007

No End in Sight

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No End in SightGUEST: Charles Ferguson, Writer, Director, and Producer of “No End In Sight”

Oxfam and a network of about 80 aid agencies issued a report yesterday warning of a serious humanitarian crisis unfolding in Iraq. The crisis puts almost 8 million Iraqis at risk, which is a quarter of the population. Meanwhile between 10 and 50 Iraqis are being killed daily across the country. Today we take a look at a new documentary created by a one-time war supporter, turned war critic. Charles Ferguson’s No End in Sight, examines major policy blunders in the US occupation of Iraq that have directly led to the current chaos plaguing the country. These include the use of insufficient troops which led to the looting of Baghdad, De-Baathification or the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government, and the disbanding of the Iraqi military. Charles Ferguson is no antiwar activist – he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a former CEO of a technology firm. He has taught political science at MIT, and journalism at UC Berkeley. No End in Sight is his first documentary. It won the Documentary Special Jury prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The film was executive produced by Alex Gibney, director of the Academy Award nominated, “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.”

No End in Sight opens this Friday at:

– The Laemmle One Colorado Theater in Pasadena
– The Sunset 5 in West Hollywood
– The Westpark 8 in Irvine
– The Landmark theater in Los Angeles
– The Edwards University Town Center 6 in Irvine

For more information visit www.noendinsightmovie.com.

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One Response to “No End in Sight”

  1. Stuart M.Chandleron 08 Aug 2007 at 7:46 am

    I find it literally incredible that there are no comments on your soft-ball “interview” of the reactionary mayven who got this distractive film out. Is no one listening to you? Does no one care that yougave this guy a complete pass on his calculated apologia? His entire point is ‘mistakes were made.’

    Nixon made mistakes in Cambodia and Laos, too. You or I could have peeled this guy like a ripe banana: The American imperium designed the campaign to destabilize and divide Iraq in order to guarantee control of the oil and sink foundations of the largest “embassy” in the world and a string of bases to guard our, er, uh, their, oil. MIssion Accomplished.

    I bet this guy will not appear on Democracy Now! Too dangerous.
    Yours, SM Chandler.