There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the fact that Charles Ferguson’s by-now-somewhat-out-of-date Iraq War documentary No End in Sight (2007) will be made available in its entirety on YouTube next month. But I don’t see what the big deal is; the film has been available on Google Video for almost a year:
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And if this is all about the election… Well, hyping this movie at this point in time could go in any number of directions. If you opposed the invasion of Iraq five years ago, as Obama did, you may feel vindicated by the fact that things were so bad there a year or two ago. And if you thought the Bush administration was doing a less-than-ideal job of running the invasion five years ago, as McCain did, you may feel vindicated by the fact that things went as badly as McCain predicted, and that things have improved since this film was made, since Bush took McCain’s advice and went ahead with the surge. To hear some people talk, though, you’d think the film could be interpreted in only one direction.