6/21/2005

frontline looks at the contracting biz in Iraq

Update: Link to the PBS website. It has detail on the people interviewed and their background. Incredible footage and first rate reporting. You should be able to view the program online tomorrow wednesday at noon edt.
Frontline is on, check your local Public television listings (US). Its been on for 15 minutes and its incredible.

sidenote: Check out this clip of Rep.Sensenbrenner going bananas at the judiciary commitee. Then check out this clip from the follow up on the house.
You can also see the full vid (about an 1hr and 1/2) on the CSPAN site. (Hearing on the reauthorization of the patriot act).

2 Comments:

Blogger jjray said...

I'm a huge frontline fan, great investigative reporting. The part of the report telling of the fallout from the 4 security contractors getting killed in Fallujah was sad. A Marine Corp colonel said they were working with the people of Fallujah to build up trust and slowly win over the town in a cooperative manner. Instead, when the 4 contractors were killed and the pictures of their burning bodies shown on TV in the US, the marines were ordered to make a ground assault against Fallujah resulting in thousands of deaths on the Iraqi side and dozens on the American side while, also, essentially destroying the town.

Thanks for the link AfroM.

6/22/2005 2:30 PM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

You are welcome JJR. It was truly sad. He was so poignant. The other thing that had my jaw hitting the floor was when Peter Singer described how the Roc is a voluntary thing and it was an outsourced solution to the chaos of having so many contracting groups and no communication.

6/22/2005 5:11 PM  

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