No End In Sight is a documentary by Charles Ferguson, the original creator of Microsoft FrontPage, that pieces together over 200 hours of footage from high ranking officials to give a candid look at the errors made after the fall of Baghdad. The interviewees include Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara Bodine (in charge of Baghdad during the Spring of 2003), Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, and General Jay Garner (in charge of the occupation of Iraq through May 2003) as well as Iraqi civilians, American soldiers, and prominent analysts.

The film examines the principal errors of U.S. policy, which include allowing the looting of Baghdad, the disbanding of the Iraqi military, the use of insufficient troops, and the removal of professionals from the Iraqi government. The story is retold by the ultimate insiders, not armchair analysts here in the U.S. The film brutally concludes that the errors made created the insurgency, chaos, and violence that exists in Iraq today. And sadly, for the time being, there is no end in sight.

The film opens today at The Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco and Charles Ferguson, the producer and director, will be around to answer questions after the showing on Friday, August 10th at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 11th at 5:00pm. Check it out.

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