Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2003 11:19 pm

i just watched it on pbs and found it very interesting. i've heard everyone say how we weren't prepared for the post-war and how it's a quagmire but i wasn't aware of just how COMPLETELY unprepared we were.

the looting was predicted and could have been prevented. the scope of the policing job was severely underestimated.

a few scenes struck me. 1st was one man who put his hand in a pool of blood of a dead iraqi civilian and shaking his fist says "this is the freedom they want to give us?" and there were a couple of scenes were it seemed the the US soldiers trained to kill were expected to use that same training to police and ended up killing civilians.
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Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2003 11:46 pm
Didn't get to see it, but from your link, it looks like Frontline is putting this on their site on Streaming video Saturday, so I am eagerly anticipating!
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