Why We Fight... ask Ike
Here's another movie with a deep message that asks the viewer to question "Why we fight?" Ask Ike! Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower the Republican President and American General during World War II warned us about the evils of the "military-industrial complex". That's when the military and the arms industry get in bed and make a love child of hate and destruction that gets fed and babysat by crooked politicians.
After World War II, the United States was left with a brand-spankin' new military arms industry (that we didn't need before) and a huge Federal push for research and development to keep our military technologically advance in the name of security. Since then it's spiraled out of control into a sick culture of war profiteers, bastards, scallywags, pirates, grifters, and Dick Cheney.
"Why We Fight" won the grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and critics are saying it was better than "Fahrenheit 9/11". The Director wanted to make a non-partisan film that took a serious look at our obsession with war and the profits that are made in the process. Check out the trailer here. (The movie opens Friday 1/20/06, so check your local listings, biatch!)