“In the months before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the reporters in the Knight Ridder Newspapers Washington D.C. bureau were virtually alone in their questioning of the Bush Administration’s allegations of links between Saddam Hussein, weapons of mass destruction and international terrorism.
”The team of Knight Ridder reporters, led by Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel, John Walcott and Joe Galloway, produced stories that now read like a prescient accounting of how the Bush Administration sought to sell the war to the American people.” — from “The Reporting Team That Got Iraq Right,” a 5.25.11 Huffpost story by Max Follmer.
The main culprits who sold the U.S. Congress and the public on the necessity of invading Iraq were, of course, President George Bush, vice-president Dick Cheney, secretary of state Colin Powell and N.Y. Times reporter Judith Miller, who ran a series of exclusives about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, some of which were found to be untrue. Miller’s main source was Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi. In a film about uncovering the chorus of lies used to justify the invasion, wouldn’t you think that Miller would be an important character? In the IMDB cast list there’s no “Judith Miller” character. Chalabi appears in the trailer, but he’s not part of the IMDB cast list either.