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21 July 2020 00:35

“I’m still trapped commanding my battalion in Iraq and I can’t get out

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Once Upon a Time in Iraq ★★★★★ Strasbourg 1518 BBC Two ★★★☆☆ "War as an institution is pure evil," Nate Sassaman said in Once Upon a Time in Iraq, and by God he should know. The retired former US army officer led a battalion during the 2003 occupation of Iraq, once caged an entire village in barbed wire and grew to be such a feared bogeyman that Iraqi women would tell their children that they should be good or Colonel Sassaman would come and get them. Alaa Adel, who, as a little girl, lost an eye during the Iraq invasion GUS PALMER/BBC Sitting in the interview chair, the charismatic former soldier, who 16 years ago resembled George Clooney, seemed haunted and traumatised, the tormentor tormented. "I'm still trapped commanding my battalion in Iraq and I can't get out

Once Upon a Time in Iraq review — every head of state should watch this and learn