Why We Fight describes the rise and maintenance of the United States
military–industrial complex and its fifty-year involvement with the
wars led by the United States to date, especially its 2003 Invasion
of Iraq. The documentary asserts that in every decade since World
War II, the American public was misled so that the Government could
take them to war and fuel the military-industrial economy
maintaining American political dominance in the world. Interviewed
about this matter, are politician John McCain, political scientist
and former-CIA analyst Chalmers Johnson, politician Richard Perle,
neoconservative commentator William Kristol, writer Gore Vidal, and
public policy expert Joseph Cirincione.
The Film won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and one of the 2006 Grimme Awards in the competition "Information & Culture".