"War Made Easy": From the Gulf of Tonkin to WMD [VIDEO]
Watching this footage from 1964 and then later during the lead up to the Iraq War featuring prominently Colin Powell, I can't help ponder what goes on in that man's mind. Of all the Bush Administration clowns one would think Powell would have learned some lesson from Vietnam or held onto some bitterness once it was revealed that the entire event that was supposed to have triggered that war never happened and yet as this video shows how he was seen by many pundits and people as the man who "sealed the deal" on this current war. I just wonder if that keeps him up at night.
Anyway, this footage is from a highly acclaimed new documentary called "War Made Easy", which is narrated by Sean Penn and features writer Norman Solomon, on whose book the film is based. The uses shocking archival footage from the 60s and juxtaposes it with footage from 2002 and 2003, proving not just that administrations were repeating themselves but also mainstream news organizations morphed from reporters to cheerleaders overnight. Check out the video to your right for more.