A lot of what was said in this movie irritated me to no end. Most of the people interviewed are barflies and people living on the streets or working behind some sandwich shop, who are completely ignorant about world affairs and parrot back whatever the state media or ruling party in their own country has manipulated them into believing. Granted, I think most of the footage was taken before General Petraeus and President Obama changed the scenery in a major way, but even so, the U.S. invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan at that point was completely misunderstood and misconstrued. There is a huge difference between empire-building and regime change, and everyone assumed that we had undertaken the former. The latter is a humanitarian crusade and a thankless burden.