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Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War

And you thought you knew it all. Yes journalists can be war criminals.


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Produced and directed by Robert Greenwald and featuring in order of appearance:

  • Milt Bearden, former head of the CIA's Soviet/Eastern European Division and Station Chief in Pakistan
  • Rand Beers, former Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director to combat terrorism
  • Graham Fuller, former Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA
  • Karen Kwiatkowski, former Air Force Lt Colonel, office of the Under Secretary of Defence for Policy, near East South Asia and Special Plans
  • John Brady Kiesling, former Policital Counselor to the United States Embassy Athens, served in the foreign service 20 years
  • Patrick Lang, former Chief of Middle East Intelligence at the Defence Intelligence Agency
  • Dr David C MacMichael, 13 year CIA analyst
  • Peter Zimmerman, former Chief Scientist of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Roy McGovern, former Chairman of the National Intelligence estimate responsible for the President's daily brief
  • The Hon Henry Waxman, congressman representing California's 30th congressional district
  • Colonel Mary Ann Wright, Deputy Chief of Mission in the US embassies in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan
  • Phillip Coyle, former Assistant Secretary of defence and director of operational test and evaluation at the Pentagon
  • Joseph Wilson, former Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Iraq and special assistant to the President
  • Bill Christison, former CIA directory of the Office of Regional and Political Analysis
  • Patrick Eddington, former CIA Analyst during the 1991 Iraq war
  • David Corn, Washington Editor of the Nation Magazine
  • The Rt Honourable Clare Short, former UK Cabinet Minister in Labour Government
  • Chas Freeman, former Assistant Secretary of Defence and Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
  • John Dean, former White House Counsel for President Richard Nixon
  • Thomas E White, 23 year Commissioned Officer and former Secretary of the Army
  • Robert Baer, former CIA operative who served in Iraq and Lebanon and was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal
  • Scott Ritter, former Marine Captain and UN weapons inspector in Iraq 1991-1998
  • Mel Goodman, 20 year Senior CIA Analyst
  • David Albright, physicist and former weapons inspector with the IAEA Action team
  • Admiral Stansfield Turner, former Director of the CIA and Commander of the Second Fleet

A corrupt regime and a compliant media systematically bamboozled the world. Something to ponder: if WikiLeaks had existed back in 2003, would the Iraq War have taken place?

I don't need to tell you the depravity of war, you are all too familiar with its images, with the refugees of war, with information that we have revealed showing the everyday squalor and barbarity of war. I want to tell you what I think is the way that wars come to be and that wars can be undone. In democracies, or the pseudo-democracies that we are evolving into, wars are a result of lies. That is war by media. Let us ask ourselves of the complicit media, which is the majority of the mainstream press, what is the average death count attributed to each journalist?

When we understand that wars come about as a result of lies peddled to the British public and the American public and the publics all over Europe and other countries, then who are the war criminals? It is not just leaders, it is not just soldiers - it is journalists: journalists are war criminals. And while one might think that should lead us to a state of despair, that the reality that is constructed around us is constructed by liars, is constructed by people who are close to those that they are meant to be policing, it should lead us also to an optimistic understanding, because if wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.
 - Julian Assange, Trafalgar Square, 8 October 2011

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