The War You Don't See (the full film on Youtube) is John Pilger's best. Stacked with high profile interviews, it exposes the sense of guilt and complacency that mainstream UK and US (and Australian and all else no doubt) television and newspaper media feel over the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Admission by David Rose, journalist for British newspaper The Observer, accepting criminally negligent responsibility for coverage of the case for invading Iraq.
- CBS News anchor, Dan Rather explaining cowardice in his coverage.
- Steve Rendall telling of a report filed through Associated Press in January 2003, that all sites suspected of WMDs remained UN sealed after the invasion, and no major news outlet published the story.
- Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, outlining how Iraq had no weapons capability prior to the invasion.
- All too brief critique of Hollywood's role in glorifying the Iraq war, in particular that offensive propaganda film, The Hurt Locker, and our acceptance of an utterly corrupt narrative of heroism.
- A campaign to hold UK military personnel criminally accountable.
- Denis Halliday, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, resigning over the sanctions imposed on Iraq for 12 years before the invasion.
- Carne Ross, a senior British diplomat in the lead up to the invasion, expressing shame for enforcing the embargo on Iraq.
- Interview with Julian Assange
- The harrowing account from Ethan McCord, a soldier in the video recorded massacre that Wikileaks published, who helped evacuate the children shot by Apache gunships.
This film is hard viewing, but surely compulsory for all people whose government conducts this violence in their "democratic" name.Once again, the USA has lost control of its military industrial complex, and its allies and big media are complicit, and profiteering from it as well.