Breaking The Silence – Truth and Lies in the War on Terror by John Pilger

Created on Friday, 09 April 2010 19:06

Award-winning journalist John Pilger investigates the discrepancies between American and British claims to justify the "War on Terror" and the facts on the ground as he finds them in Afghanistan and Washington DC.

In 2001, as the bombs began to drop, George W. Bush promised Afghanistan "the generosity of America and its allies". Now, the familiar old warlords are regaining power, religious fundamentalism is renewing its grip and military skirmishes continue routinely. In "liberated" Afghanistan, America has its military base and pipeline access while the people have the warlords who are, says one woman, "in many ways worse than the Taliban". 

In Washington, Pilger conducts a series of remarkable interviews with William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and former leading administration officials such as Douglas Feith, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, John Bolton, former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and others.

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