Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Very interesting to see this powerfully disturbing film after recent repetitions of the same cyclical bullshit. Sure, the killing has been (and hopefully will remain) on a much smaller scale in Iraq than in Vietnam, but the deceit, the propaganda, the strategic blunders, the cultural and historical and linguistic ignorance, the repugnant amoral violence, the dissembling of politicians--all that remains the same.
Great interview clips with Daniel Ellsberg: "It is a credit to the America people that five presidents knew they had to lie to us about Vietnam and our involvement. It is not a credit to us that it was so easy for them to do so."
Lesson still not learned.