What a historic day! After seeing 60% of jubilant Iraqis turn out to vote in their newfound democracy I decided to finally watch Control Room. The film gives an inside look at the running of Al Jazerra, and through that medium a look at what the Arab world is thinking.
What a nice contrast – between then and now. Al Jazerra must be perplexed. There "hold a gun to their head until they agree to democracy" understanding of the the United States was turned on its head. Control Room was shot just before and after the fall of Baghdad. Granted a lot has happened since Saddam’s statue was torn down. But I think Al Jazerra would find it hard to say we are there just for OIL!.
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