Last year, MSNBC aired a successful documentary special about the Iraq War called Hubris: Selling the Iraq War, hosted by Rachel Maddow and based on the book by Michael Isikoff and David Corn. That program documented the false public case for the war.
Now, MSNBC will be airing a new, related program called Why We Did It, which the network says will “show a whole new, never-before-told story of what was happening behind that public case.” Newly obtained documents from the U.S. and abroad, as well as interviews with key players involved in the planning process and invasion, will feature in the new reporting for the documentary, again hosted by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
Among those interviewed in Why We Did It are former Ambassador L. Paul Bremer; Robert Ebel, former CIA Energy Analyst; Gary Vogler, retired Exxon-Mobil Executive and Defense Department Adviser; Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell; General Jay Garner, Director, Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance; Meghan O’Sullivan, former Bush Administration Deputy National Security Adviser on Iraq; Rob McKee, former vice president of Conoco Phillips and Defense Department Adviser; Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Cal); Dana Milbank of the Washington Post; Ron Suskind, author of The Price of Loyalty; Greg Muttitt, author of Fuel on the Fire; and Steve Coll, author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.
Why We Did It premieres March 6 at 9pm ET on MSNBC.