Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Im watching "The fog of war" for the first time..

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:24 AM
Original message
Im watching "The fog of war" for the first time..
wow...
watching LBJ say the EXACT same things W said on his last speech about this war...
spooky..
anyone else seen it?
its on hbo now
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:26 AM
Response to Original message
1. Great F*&king movie.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:27 AM
Response to Original message
2. Morris rocks
Yes, I've plugged FOG OF WAR on the forums I'm active in many times, glad you've found it.

It shows that even a hawk like McNamara can change his political and humanitarian views over time.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
andyhappy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:28 AM
Response to Original message
3. its creepy
I always knew that hiroshima was a huge disaster but seeing how many villages and towns we nuked before we ever even hit it is astounding....the death toll is way higher...

and, being a young pup of 34 I had no idea how serious the cuban missile crisis was!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:29 AM
Response to Original message
4. Eerie-watched it again last night on Starz
It's like watching the roadmap for Iraq in a lot of ways.

Sad because made me realize how you think growing up that the leaders of your country are smart, competent and know what they're doing. Then, you find they're not.

I disagree with one point made-"In order to do good, sometimes you must do evil".
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:37 AM
Response to Original message
5. Every American should see this movie.
To me, one of the most important things to take from it, is an understanding of just how much individual personalities can affect the entire course of humanity.

When you really see how millions of lives, perhaps even your own, are metaphorically "hanging by a (diplomatic) thread" it is chilling to think that bull-in-a-china-closet leaders such as GW Bush and his ilk are in the drivers seat.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:41 AM
Response to Reply #5
6. the personalities won't prevail unless the minions of bitches
don't lay themselves down to be fucked by him.

The sooner humanity realizes this, the closer we will be to not destroying this planet.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 23rd 2014, 12:27 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC