Frontline has made an incredibly well-produced and thorough analysis of the war from 9/11 through late 2007. It’s 2-3 hours long but I highly recommend it because it reveals so much about what happened, especially inside the administration, the pentagon, and the CIA. The focus is on the political side and there are many interviews. There is violence but not too much—but it was very hard for me to watch how the political games, confidence games, partisanship, ignorance, subtle pressures and overt manipulations led to horrific distortions of data and, therefore, to failures of strategy. But I now feel caught up on what’s going on. I hope you’ll make the time to watch this.
Apr 4 02008 10.19a