Frontline on Iraq


Who would have guessed the PBS show Frontline, regularly accused of dissing Mom, Chevrolet, and apple pie, would aired a documentary extremely friendly to President Bush's foreign policy right after the commander-in-chief issued his Iraqi ultimatum?

The Long Road to War is a genuinely interesting document, one that maps out many forgotten twists and turns taken since the Gulf War. One might have expected that the Frontline crew would have been basically anti-war, but it's really Colin Powell and his emphasis on pursuing limited, internationally agreed-upon military objectives, who emerges as the "problem" with US foreign policy, not the current set of hawks.

The Web site for the show is a rich medley of video and documents; one of the producers will be doing a live chat today via the WashPost at 11AM ET.