"The Fog of War" is a film that needs to be seen by important people, and now.
It is as urgent today as "The Thin Blue Line," which ultimately freed a wrongly convicted man from death row, was upon its release.
The greatest difference between McNamara and our current policymakers is not that they are for war and he is against it, but that to them the moral equations are all very simple, and he knows better.
It is unfortunate that this film can only be seen in LA, NYC, and DC, as there are in fact "important people" in other cities who should also see this film. Shame on AMC for playing to the whims of the major studios and ignoring the public interest. I wish there were more independent cinemas around the US, and I wish that cinema operators were more like The New York Times and less like Wal-Mart.
If you have the opportunity, this film is highly recommended. I am sure that it will be viewed differently by those who lived through Vietnam than by those who did not, but it will prove insightful to both groups.
The Fog of War