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The Bush Years (2008) (TV)

Director:
Terence McKenna
COUNTRY
Canada
GENRE
Documentary
NORWEGIAN TITLE
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RUNNING TIME
90 minutes
Producer:
Terence McKenna
CBC Television


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Interviewees Richard Armitage
Lawrence Wilkerson
Douglas Feith
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Valerie Plame-Wilson
Gary Schroen
Patrick Leahy
Ron Suskind
Wayne Slater
Robert Draper
Joseph Stiglitz
Themselves George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
Donald Rumsfeld

 

Review

This Canadian television documentary on the legacy of the George W. Bush administration is highly critical without being one-sided, and delivers a fairly scrutinizing look into some of Bush's less proud feats as president. Some topics (the Irac war, the faux WMD intelligence reports) are treated more comprehensively than others (the Katrina blunder, the elections), but in general, The Bush Years is a well-balanced documentary with highly credible sources and some heavy testimonies, especially from former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. There are also interesting, albeit deficiant material from Bush's youth and the relationship with his father.

 

Copyright 3.3.2009 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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