Just caught the tail of this,Channel 4 are screening a week of documentaries on tropps in Iraq from 9th Jan 06.Did'nt catch the name but the clip makes it look like a septic film.
When I find the name,will let you know.
I saw a trailer for this more4 series last night. It's a week's worth of films on 'Eye Rak' dubbed the 'Bloody Circus'. The trailer was dramatised IED strike on a HUMVEE with a bunch of GIs running around in slow motion reacting to the attack. Upon closer inspection each soldier is wearing clown make up! Thanks for that Channel 4. We who have served in the GIFA really value your careful reporting and impartiality on the subject!
The website reveals the content of the series. Seems pretty harmless although the eternal optimist Peter Oborne is there strutting his stuff in front of a Bradley. Who knows what they've got up their sleeves?
Oborne argues that Western forces entered Iraq with no idea of how to get out. The only objective they had was to remove Saddam Hussein and once that was done they found themselves without a single, unifying objective. Without a clear purpose why they were there they had no idea what they were there to achieve nor how to achieve it. And worse still without an objective they remain without any way to judge when their job is done, and when it is time to leave.
Oborne argues that it is now time to face up to the errors that were committed when we went in, as it is the only way to work out how to get out. We need to get out of Iraq - but to do that we need an exit strategy.
He doesn't sound that eternally optimistic to me....I saw the last one he did.....lamentably gung-ho ' bullets ripped the air above us as we scrambled ,hearts pumping, for a seat on the last low-slung Huey that would take us out of the danger zone' kinda stuff.......I must say I am looking forward to seeing the usually deadpan JeremyClarkson's visit screened....anybody know when and where (or did I miss it...dozing by the fire as usual ?)
Yeah I know I was being sarcastic. Having been left totally and utterly depressed by Oborne's previous documentaries for C4, who knows how negative the guy can get. He's actually a good writer but boy is he off on a tangent on this one.