In March 2003 thousands of Australian and allied troops were committed to fight a war as part of a pre-emptive strike on the sovereign nation of Iraq, a country from whom there was no immediate threat.
Two years on, Australia has suffered its first casualty in the conflict while the American death toll stands at nearly two thousand, a result of a war which has all but destroyed a foreign nation, and seen an estimated 100,000 of its civilians killed, millions made homeless, leaving a legacy of anarchy and religious division instilled in its wake.
Did Australia get Iraq wrong? And if so, how could our Government have made such a catastrophic and historic error?
Truth, Lies & Intelligence is a powerful, hard-hitting documentary chronicling the intelligence fraud and the devastating chain of events culminating in the invasion of Iraq led by America, Australia and Britain.
Directed by award winning Australian filmmaker Carmel Travers, Truth, Lies & Intelligence features exclusive interviews with ex-Australian intelligence analyst Andrew Wilkie, former senior intelligence advisor to Colin Powell (U.S. Secretary of State), Greg Thielman, former Director General of the CIA James Woolsey and celebrated author Guzin Najim, an Iraqi refugee who spent three years under house arrest during Saddam Husseinís regime.
With 170,000 US Troops now deployed in Iraq supported by a budget of US$200 billion, Truth, Lies & Intelligence sheds light on a conspiracy of nations and reveals a land and its people devastated by a conflict based on deception and fraud.