"Saddam hurt us badly, it's true. This is something we won't forget. But what came is worse than Saddam." -- Iraqi man at Baghdad market in No End in Sight
What is most troubling about the endlessly repeated assertion that "the world is better off without Saddam Hussein in power" is not just that it sounds so seductively true while quite likely being false. It's that the phrase is designed, fundamentally, to close off discussion. It's a preemptive strike on fact, truth, and honest analysis.
Consequently, what's so rewarding about No End in Sight, the most thorough and sober documentary yet made about the Iraq war, is how the film stands up for the primacy of such values ...
Read the rest of Chris Herrington's review of No End in Sight from this week's Flyer.