"There is a wonderful phrase, 'the fog of war', and what it means is that war is so complex, it is beyond the ability of the human mind to comprehend all the variables. Our judgment, our understanding are not adequate and we kill people, unnecessarily."
This documentary is a personal retrospective of WWII, the Cuban Missle Crisis, and the Vietnam War from the point of view of Robert McNamara, a man with unspeakably impressive credentials: former military consultant, General Motors president, and US Secretary of Defense and World Bank Representative. "The Fog of War" opens the book on facts and events often clouded behind passionate opinions and political assumptions through an objective, unapologetic lens. Through a creatively-balanced presentation of historical footage, centered around an raw interview with now 85-year old McNamara, director Errol Morris presents us with a rich education on how history is made, and why it is important to listen to those who have seen it unfold with their own eyes.
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