Rush to War

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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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi