No End in Sight

TitleNo End in Sight
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsFerguson, Charles H.
Running Time102 minutes
Date Released7/2007
DistributorMagnolia Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

A critical examination of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq based on interviews with former Bush II administration officials, ambassadors, journalists, soldiers, civilians, and analysts. Interviewees highlight U.S. policy decisions such as the de-Ba’athification of government, the disbandment of the Iraqi army, and the inadequate number of U.S. military on the ground that further destabilized Iraq, leading to the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.


Campbell Scott (narrator)


General Jay Garner, who briefly ran the reconstruction before being replaced by L. Paul Bremer

Ambassador Barbara Bodine, who was placed in charge of the Baghdad embassy

Richard Armitage, former deputy secretary of the State Department

Robert Hutchings, former chairman of the National Intelligence Council

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell's former chief of staff

Col. Paul Hughes, worked in the ORHA and then the CPA, currently serving as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace

George Packer, author of The Assassins' Gate

Chris Allbritton, journalist and blogger for Time magazine

Marc Garlasco, Senior Iraq Analyst 1997–2003, Defense Intelligence Agency

Joost Hiltermann, Mideast director, International Crisis Group

Samantha Power, current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; professor, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

James Fallows, national editor, The Atlantic; author, Blind into Baghdad

Paul Pillar, National Intelligence Officer for the Mideast (2000–2005); National Intelligence Council

Ali Fadhil, Iraqi journalist

Seth Moulton, Lieutenant, U.S. Marines

David Yancey, Specialist, Military Police, U.S. Army

Hugo Gonazalez, Field Artillery Gunner, U.S. Army

Omar Fekeiki, Washington Post Baghdad bureau

Nir Rosen, journalist

Walter B. Slocombe, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and was the Senior Advisor for Security and Defense to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad

Amazia Baram, professor of middle east history, former advisor to Bush Administration

Aida Ussayran, Deputy minister for human rights in Iraq


Magnolia Home Entertainment, Red Envelope Entertainment, Representational Pictures

executive producer Alex Gibney

produced by Jennie Amias, Audrey Marrs, and Jessie Vogelson

written, directed, and produced by Charles Ferguson

cinematography by Antonio Rossi

edited by Chad Beck and Cindy Lee

original music by Peter Nashel

music supervisor Tracy McKnight



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