A 90-minute report on the planning and execution of the war in Iraq
This meticulous effort to piece together the story of America’s planning and executive of the war in Iraq is the kind of exacting, nuanced, contextual work that few news outlets will undertake anymore. Aired in October 2003, barely seven months after the invasion, this documentary peels back the layers of internal conflicts among the State Department, the Pentagon, allies and Iraqi exiles, including a revealing interview with Ahmad Chalabi. Careful research linked to precise file footage and probing interviews create a new understanding of the ongoing story of Iraq.
Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria, producers; Ben Gold, editor and co-producer; Scott Anger, photographer and field producer; Christopher Durrance, co-producer; Will Lyman, narrator; Michael Sullivan, executive producer, special projects; Louis Wiley Jr., executive editor; David Fanning, executive producer.