'I hope viewers will reflect on the fact that the invasion of Iraq was utterly pointless'



My interviewee was close to tears. A tough former United States army officer, once lauded for the lethal effectiveness of his operations against Iraqi insurgents, he was finding it difficult to get his words out. He said his sole reason for talking to me was to persuade people who would watch my film to think twice about the wisdom of military intervention. “War as an institution is pure evil,” he...