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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 09:02 PM
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PBS Frontline to air TWO HOUR special next week on invasion of Iraq
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/press/2209.html

As the first anniversary of the war in Iraq approaches, FRONTLINE presents a special two-hour documentary investigation recounting the key strategies, battles, and turning points of the war from both sides of the battlefield.

In "The Invasion of Iraq," airing Thursday, February 26, at 9 P.M. on PBS (check local listings), FRONTLINE takes viewers behind the scenes of the allied invasion and advance on Baghdad. Through first-hand accounts from key commanders, frontline soldiers, and civilians on both sides of the conflict, the documentary offers a rare battlefield perspective of the war as seen through the eyes of those who lived it.

"To date, most attempts to understand the war have focused on pre-war intelligence and the political process that led to war," producer Richard Sanders says. "'The Invasion of Iraq' takes a different route, chronicling the experiences of the troops on the front line. It also shows how the false assessment of Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction was just the first in a series of major intelligence failures that shaped the course of the war and the unstable occupation America is now mired in."

In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview, Republican Guard General Raad Al-Hamdani--the most senior Iraqi general still at liberty--confirms that Iraq's forces did not possess weapons of mass destruction...(more)
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 09:43 PM
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Monkey see Monkey Do Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 10:03 PM
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2. Pretty good documentary
it aired over here about a month ago. A little dry & repetitive in places, but the contributions from the Iraqi general & the several cited examples of intelligence fuck-ups in planning make it well worth watching.

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