Why We Fight
Why We Fight is an unflinching look at the anatomy of American
war-making. Granted unparalleled Pentagon Access, the film
launches a nonpartisan inquiry into the forces - political,
economic, and ideological - that drive America to fight.
Inspired by President Eisenhower's 1961 Farewell Address in
which he warned Americans about the dangers of the "military-industrial
complex", filmmaker Jarecki (of The Trials of Henry Kissinger)
weaves unforgettable stories of everyday Americans touched
by war with commentary by a 'who's who' of military and Washington
Featuring John McCain, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and others,
Why We Fight explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy
from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Eisenhower
warned, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly
entangled in the business of war.
On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation
in transition - drifting dangerously far from her founding
principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future.
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