Directed by: Eugene Jarecki
Starring: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Joseph Cirincione, John McCain
I’m not sure why this movie was in the challenge, since it’s extremely recent compared to the rest of them which are all like 70+ years old. I’m thinking that maybe I got the wrong one, because there’s also a series of WWII newsreels called Why We Fight, but oh well, what’s done is done. It was a good movie, though.
Why We Fight examines the growth of the “military industrial complex” in the United States since WWII and how it’s led up to the current military conflicts, and how there’s been decades of growth towards this and it wasn’t just caused by 9/11.
This documentary is both informative and soul-crushingly depressing. I don’t know how much of this stuff is already public knowledge because I go out of my way to not hear what people think about politics and war and what have you, but it seems like a pretty good idea for people who want a larger frame of reference for the current wars we’ve got going on.