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Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)



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Join documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed) in assessing the damage done to average Americans when corporations decide to wage war. For critics of the current administration, the connection between the war in Iraq and the private corporations who profit from the fighting is plain to see. For those who may not be so easily convinced, however, Greenwald and company not only explore the questionable motivations of the corporate decision-makers whose wartime profiteering has affected the lives of countless soldiers and their families, but also the increasingly negative international reputation of the United States as a result.

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Critic Reviews for Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (9)

In 75 harrowing minutes, Greenwald spells out why the war has been, for this administration and its friends, a windfall no matter which side claims victory and how many Americans and Iraqi civilians die.

November 6, 2006
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

If Greenwald can sneak this onto the air in place of this week's Desperate Housewives, we might start to see some changes around here.

Full Review… | September 27, 2006
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A credible indictment against corporations currently enjoying windfall profits thanks to the Iraq war.

September 20, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Greenwald is skillful enough to spark a fresh sense of outrage.

Full Review… | September 15, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
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... Iraq for Sale has an us-versus-them sensibility that's extremely effective.

September 8, 2006
New York Times
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Whatever you might think about the centrality of the profit motive to our society, what's going on in Iraq is going to give you pause.

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

A very good documentary about the no-bid contracts companies like Blackwater have been awarded. The kind of stuff that has been happening for years, what Eisenhower warned us about, but is never fully investigated as I believe there is a third wing to that collusion - media.


This movie should make you angry no matter what your political affiliation. It got a lot better towards the end...

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

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I actually still need to see this movie. I went to Iraq as a civilian contractor for one year. My dad served for 22 years in the Army- went to Iraq too- and is now a civilian contractor over there. People go there to make money. The project I was on had clear goals. Worked hand in hand with Iraqis. There is no doubt that money is wasted. The Govt. funds massive projects that they most definitely shouldn't. Every contractor I worked with knew the danger they faced. No one was STUPID enough to think it was "safe". Anything can happen over there. There were soldiers that were pissed and that were indifferent about the civilians. Yes, they make more money. That is the Govt's doing. They are allowing these private corporations over there with huge contracts. Iraq has decades to go before it can effectively use the skills, equipment and depots that these contracts have spent billions on. Premature mos def.

Pheasant Weber
Pheasant Weber

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