Truth and Lies in the War on Terror

Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (2003)

John Pilger dissects the truth and lies in the ‘war on terror’. Award-winning journalist John Pilger investigates the discrepancies between American and British claims for the ‘war on terror’ and the facts on the ground as he finds them in Afghanistan and Washington, DC. In 2001, as the bombs began to drop, George W. Bush promised Afghanistan ‘the generosity of America and its allies’. Now, the familiar old warlords are regaining power, religious fundamentalism is renewing its grip and military skirmishes continue routinely. In ‘liberated’ Afghanistan, America has its military base and pipeline access, while the people have the warlords who are, says one woman, ‘in many ways worse than the Taliban’.