Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror ★★★

Tries to be too middle of the road & fit too much into its running time. Great archival footage throughout. Absolutely spellbinding accounts of the morning of 9/11. Relies way too much on Alberto Gonzales and Andrew Card, two of the main proponents of the illegal and immoral acts taken on during the Bush administration, and doesn’t do much to counter their excuses for torture and treatment of prisoners.

One of my biggest takeaways, watching old footage of Rumsfeld & Cheney, is remembering how awful the early 2000s were, how much war mongering there was, and how absolutely bloodthirsty the vast majority of our country was. In many regards, nothing has really changed in the last 20 years. All we want is revenge.