|Film: "No End in Sight"|
|Date||Tuesday December 11|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church 305 North California Avenue, Palo Alto (Wheelchair accessible)|
|Organizer/Author||Peninsula Peace and Justice Center|
|ppjc [at] peaceandjustice.org|
|Address||457 Kingsley Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301|
No End in Sight is the first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq’s descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality, and anarchy. It is a jaw-dropping insider’s tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness, and venality.
Based on over two hundred hours of footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003 by high-ranking officials such as former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara Bodine (in charge of Baghdad during the Spring of 2003), Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, and General Jay Garner (in charge of the occupation of Iraq through May 2003), as well as Iraqi civilians, American soldiers, and prominent analysts.
No End in Sight examines how the principal errors of U.S. policy – insufficient troop levels, allowing the looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government, and the disbanding of the Iraqi military – largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today.
How were a group of men with little or no military experience, knowledge of the Arab world, nor personal experience in Iraq allowed to make such flagrantly debilitating decisions? No End in Sight dissects the people, issues, and facts behind the Bush Administration’s decisions and their consequences on the ground to provide a powerful look into how arrogance and ignorance turned a military victory into a seemingly endless and deepening nightmare of a war.
$5 to $10 suggested donation. Sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.