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Taxi To The Dark Side,
This review is from: Taxi to the Dark Side [DVD] (DVD)
Having been recommended this on BBC iPlayer a few weeks ago, I wasn't that optimistic about this, yet another 'war on terror' documentary. However, this film is superb, offering a diverse array of interviews and examples to illustrate how far we have descended from the moral high ground in the ongoing war on terrorism. As someone who is generally supportive of the ongoing military campaign in Afghanistan, I can say this film is no Michael Moore-style Bush-bash, but a rounded and thoroughly disturbing insight into the practical implications of assymetric warfare. Indeed, whilst it is easy to condemn torture under any circumstances, it is hard not to empathise with the lowly soldiers, deserted by their superiors, having followed ambiguous orders to get information from detainees. Thoroughly recommended.