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Monday, September 06, 2004

The Fog of War

Patrick and I saw "The Fog of War" on DVD last night. It was an amazing documentary. So much more controlled, skilled and, dare I say, European than "Farenheit 911." Obviously, this film is extremely one-sided and biased towards McNamera. But, the interesting thing is that McNamera, who tells his story in vivid and lucid detail, is not biased toward himself at all. He admits and takes responsibility for making mistakes which caused thousands of deaths. What I find interesting with the film is that it is about a man who "knows a thing or two" about war. His single message is "human beings have got to stop killing each other." And, if we truly want that kind of peace, we must study and learn from our past mistakes.