This film chronicles the reasons behind Iraq´s descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy, ¨No End In Sight¨ is a jaw-dropping, insider´s tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness and venality. Based on over 200 hours of footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003 by high ranking officials such as former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara Bodine (in charge of Baghdad during the Spring of 2003), Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, and General Jay Garner (in charge of the occupation of Iraq through May 2003) as well as Iraqi civilians, American soldiers, and prominent analysts.
¨No End In Sight¨ examines the manner in which the principal errors of U.S. policy (the use of insufficient troop levels, allowing the looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government, and the disbanding of the Iraqi military) largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today. How did a group of men with little or no military experience, knowledge of the Arab world or personal experience in Iraq come to make such flagrantly debilitating decisions?
¨No End In Sight¨ dissects the people, issues and facts behind the Bush Administration´s decisions and their consequences on the ground to provide a powerful look into how arrogance and ignorance turned a military victory into a seemingly endless and deepening nightmare of a war.
Although this film does not introduce new evidence for the failure of the U.S. government in properly handling the war in Iraq, Ferguson combines interviews to effectively unveils the unpreparedness of the Bush Administration and the military for such an undertaking. This film insinuates a thought that more and more Americans are wondering. If the preparation for this war was so amateur and so much money is being made by contractors, then can we be sure that those responsible for the war want it to end?