WMD Weapon of Mass Destruction on DVD
By Jim Bray
Watching this DVD made me angry. Not at President Bush, the United States or
the war on Islamist terrorism.
It made me angry at the partisan mainstream media that has steadfastly refused
to tell this side of the story. Angry that theyve allowed their ideology
to blind them to their professional obligation to offer all sides of a debate
so the viewer/reader/listener can have all the facts at hand with which to make
up his own mind about whats true and what isnt.
Where has CNN been on this story? Well, CNN snuggled up to Saddam Hussein for
years, lying on behalf of his murderous regime and allowing people to die just
so it could keep open its Baghdad bureau and have the perceived ratings advantage
that would give them. CBS? NBC? ABC? PBS? CBC? BBC? All are blinded by their
partisan hate and left wing bias and are refusing to tell you the truth, about
Iraq, and about so much else.
Which makes it doubly important to watch this remarkable DVD, created not by
a leading journalist interested in the truth but by an ordinary man frustrated
by the dinosaur medias stonewalling who decided to take the task upon
That man is Brad Maaske, a California real estate broker. He is the co-writer,
executive producer, co-creative director, producer and host. Though obviously
not a professional pundit or media talking head, Maaske has nonetheless been
responsible for crafting an extremely watchable and compelling film that blends
footage from a variety of sources (including filmmaker Jano Rosebianis
documentaries on Iraq) with expert punditry from such mainstream media-ignored
bright lights as Victor Davis Hanson.
In WMD youll see how Saddam Hussein came to power, what life was like
under his criminal regime, the atrocities committed against the Iraqi people
and the horrors with which they lived while the United Nations and the rest
of the world either turned a blind eye or actively cooperated with the regime
as he diverted money from the UN Oil for Food program to finance his dreams
of glory. Youll also be reminded of why the US went after Saddam Hussein,
with heart wrenching footage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on
the United States, the day that finally awoke the sleeping giant.
And youll even see some interviews of typical anti war protestors who
are perhaps some of the biggest - and stupidest - hypocrites of all.
WMD is a wake up call to the complacent and smug members of western society
who still dont get it. Unfortunately, they are also blinded by their partisan
hatred of things conservative and/or Republican and so will probably not watch
this. They do not want to be confused by facts because thanks to creepy liars
such as Michael Moore theyve already made up their minds that George Bushs
war (their opinion, not mine) is illegal and immoral. And of course these are
undoubtedly the same people who supported Bill Clintons non-UN-sponsored
war in the Balkans, a war that has apparently now been shown to have been waged
under false pretences or at least fought because of flawed intelligence.
But Clinton was their hero and so could do no wrong.
The mere fact that these people idolize a man whose true legacy is teaching
pre-pubescent kids about oral sex, how to get away with lying and cheating,
and "the politics of personal destruction" speaks volumes.
When I was finished watching this movie I felt emotionally exhausted, but I
wanted to run out and show the DVD to all my friends, most of whom get their
information from the same mainstream media that has so badly abdicated their
This is an important film, and I take off my hat to Mr. Maaske and his team.
These people, who I will arbitrarily name as honorary members of the pajamahadeen,
the citizens army that is reshaping the world of journalism, have done
the work that's supposed to be done by the Dan Rathers of the world.
The DVD itself is pretty good. Its offered in anamorphic widescreen,
16x9 TV compatible, and the picture quality is good. Audio is Dolby Digital
5.1 and its also very good with, surprisingly, nice use of the surround
There are no extras, but none are necessary.
This is an important film. Watch it, balance it against what youve managed
to get from the mainstream media or whatever other sources you can find, and
make up your own mind.
WMD Weapon of Mass Destruction. The Murderous Reign of Saddam Hussein.
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