Friday, March 12, 2010

What a coincidence!

David Aaronovitch, whom this blog is named after, for any new arrivals, recently grumbled, "There has been no popular film yet made about Iraq." He also wrote Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History. (BTW, the Times' short bio that appears alongside Dave's pieces doesn't mention this book. Merely a mistake - or something more sinister?)

How wonderful to learn that today sees the release of The Green Zone, "Paul Greengrass's Baghdad-set conspiracy thriller ". Mixed reviews via MRQE.

Damon plays the leader of an army team which has been ordered to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. But instead of WMDs they come across an elaborate cover-up.

Who can forget Those weapons had better be there .... Now, why would anybody believe that there was a conspiracy behind the WMD story?

Delightful coincidence. Unless there's a plot to destroy the credibility of David Aaronovitch, of course.


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