30 Years Ago, Three Days of The Condor laid it out: it’s you and I that required the Iraq War.

Via on Mar 2, 2009

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A well-paid computer-savvy civilian with an attractive girlfriend who works for a secret US government department realizes his agency is up to no good, is regarded as threat & spy by US. On the run, he outs his government to protect himself & the nation he loves. No, not Edward Snowden & the NSA.

A 38-year-old movie.

Funny world when a cheesy 70s movie featuring one of my all-time father figure idol lays out the truth in a direct, simple way that no politician has in the intervening 38 years.

So turn off those lights, buy a programmable thermostat, bike and walk and take public transit more…use less energy, and we’ll need less coal, oil. There’s a reason our government, again and again, invades the Middle East like >snap< that…but fails to intervene in Tibet and other nations that are victimized by bigger powers. And who does the blame lie with? At least partially, you and I.

Rent it:

By the bye, to old media giant the New York Times’ credit, they did print ‘it,’ again and again—including Nixon’s Watergate fiasco that Redford so ably captured in All the President’s Men.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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6 Responses to “30 Years Ago, Three Days of The Condor laid it out: it’s you and I that required the Iraq War.”

  1. Evan Ravitz says:

    The NY Times USED to print "it." But, as we know from them delaying reporting on the illegal domestic wiretapping for an entire year, until AFTER Bush was re-elected (if indeed he was; whole books say that election too was stolen), now they are careful not to offend power. And don't forget, the Times' biggest advertisers were car companies, with oil cos well up there.

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  3. The biggest problem with the current anti-war movement is the tendency to chant "no blood for oil" without talking about our addiction to oil. It makes no sense to be actively against wars fought to maintain control over oil supplies unless you're also actively for alternatives to our oil dependence.

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