Rush to War: Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Overview

Three weeks after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, filmmaker Robert Taicher and a small film crew drive from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. and New York City to examine the various issues surrounding the tragedy and American foreign policy by speaking with typical Americans, government officials, foreign policy experts, and journalists. With the invasion of Afghanistan underway, and an unanticipated war with Iraq also raging, a variety of individuals including Senator George ...
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Overview

Three weeks after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, filmmaker Robert Taicher and a small film crew drive from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. and New York City to examine the various issues surrounding the tragedy and American foreign policy by speaking with typical Americans, government officials, foreign policy experts, and journalists. With the invasion of Afghanistan underway, and an unanticipated war with Iraq also raging, a variety of individuals including Senator George McGovern, syndicated columnists Robert Scheer and Molly Ivins, former Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, Noam Chomsky, former General Anthony Zinni, former Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke, and Howard Zinn all offer their input on the subjects. Other topics include the history if the Cold War and CIA interventions from the 1950s through the 1970s, American support of the Afghan resistance during their war against the Soviet Union in the 1980s, the United State's two wars with Iraq, and the Bush administration's tactics in the War on Terror and the implications they have on 21st Century global security.
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Special Features

Bonus Documentary - Exclusive Interview With Joe Wilson, Husband of Outed Secret CIA Agent Valerie Plame.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/4/2007
  • UPC: 096009512897
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Platinum Disc
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 97,410

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Doman Voice Only
Molly Ivins Participant
Noam Chomsky Interviewee
George McGovern Interviewee
Chris Hedges Interviewee
Scott Ritter Interviewee
Alejandro Jodorowsky Interviewee
Mark Danner Interviewee
Jerry Falwell Interviewee
Howard Zinn Interviewee
Joseph C. Wilson Interviewee
Technical Credits
Robert Taicher Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Joseph Duerr Score Composer
Mary Plummer Editor
Sherril Schlesinger Editor
David Roth Weiss Editor
Gary Wright Cinematographer, Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rush to War
1. Tyranny and Oppression [5:17]
2. Making Sense of It [4:48]
3. War at Home [7:16]
4. Asleep at the Wheel [5:30]
5. Blind Justice [5:15]
6. Prescription For Disaster [5:53]
7. George McGovern [4:14]
8. Ignorance is Strength [5:17]
9. Spheres of Interest [5:31]
10. A Terrible Waste [4:54]
11. The Lessons of History [7:22]
12. Flawed Strategy [4:37]
13. Unlawful Confessions [5:13]
14. Administration of Injustice [5:28]
15. Feeding the Addiction [9:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Rush to War
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   Scene Selection
   Plamegate an Exclusive Interview With Joe Wilson
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