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  • Summary: They said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. They didn’t. They said Saddam was an imminent threat to our national security. He wasn’t. They convinced us Iraq was involved in 9/11. It wasn’t. And yet America, still reeling from the September 11th attacks, launched a full scale invasion of Iraq. The destruction was unimaginable: over 4,400 American soldiers, dead. Over a hundred thousand innocent Iraqis, dead. Millions displaced. A nation destroyed. Cost to U.S. taxpayers…almost a trillion dollars. When we didn’t find anything they simply said the intelligence was bad. But what if the intelligence wasn’t bad? What if the entire Iraq war was based on a calculated lie? It would make every American soldier’s death a murder. This electrifying film documents the efforts of Vincent Bugliosi, one of our nation’s foremost prosecutors, as he meticulously presents his case that former president George W. Bush is guilty of murder for deliberately taking our nation to war in Iraq under false pretenses. Based on Bugliosi’s New York Times bestseller, the movie discloses shocking hidden details of how Bush and his people systematically lied to Congress AND the country. (Lost Soldier Films) Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Oct 16, 2012
    70
    There is no mistaking Mr. Bugliosi's conviction, nor the thoroughness of his research, which largely concerns the Bush administration's claims of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 16, 2012
    40
    The Prosecution of an American President demonstrates that you can be deeply sympathetic to a film's arguments and still come away feeling unconvinced.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Oct 2, 2012
    20
    So unabashedly one-sided that the documentary is problematic even when the facts and figures check out.