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"The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara" directed by Errol Morris desperately wants to be a single-minded documentary despite being steered by two dichotomous agendas. One such agenda intended this cinematic Frankenstein to be an epic yet humble bildungsroman that brushed over our hero's various war crimes, atrocities and his overall contribution to the deep-seated corruption, conspiracy and chicanery that had been since plaguing the U.S. Government for at least several terms. The other agenda which appeared to desire telling some gritty and nuanced reality about the moral muddiness that war entails as well as the corrupt truths of Washington which would have shown promise if it were efficiently realized but alas, the shenanigans that evidently occurred behind the scenes were just as suspect as those of the U.S. government back in McNamara's day. With a uniquely confused sense of identity this documentary fails to achieve either agenda and comes across as both a desperate attempt to preserve McNamara's good name through propaganda and gas-lighting and an amateur yet noble effort to give a controversial account of this dark epoch in American history.