Director Robert Greenwald makes a passionate point -- that private contractors are getting rich while others are suffering -- in this thought-provoking 2006 documentary about profiteering and the Iraq War. Using whistle-blower testimony, firsthand accounts, financial records and classified documents, Greenwald levels charges of greed, corruption and incompetence against private contractors and shows the effect they have on Americans and Iraqis.
Netflix Rating: 3.7
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A febrile blend of facts, liberal outrage and emotional manipulation, Robert Greenwald's documentary examines the role of private contractors in Iraq. Via interviews with military personnel, journalists, ex-detainees of Abu Ghraib and former employees of the companies in question, the movie compiles a horrifying catalogue of greed, corruption and incompetence.
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