The Prisoner: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair

Prisoner: Or How I Planned to Kill Tony BlairThe Prisoner Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair represents a follow-up to husband-and-wife filmmaking team Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein's critically-worshipped, defiantly nonpartisan documentary Gunner Palace (2004), on the day-to-day of American soldiers stationed on the Iraqi front. In that earlier picture, Tucker and Epperlein stumble across Yunis Khatayer Abbas, a Middle Eastern man who merely confesses, "I am a journalist," before American soldiers drag him off to incarceration. The Tuckers reconnected with Abbas at a later point, and disinter his backstory in this film.

Tortured by the goons of Saddam Hussein's brother, Uday Hussein, Abbas later became a key terrorist suspect of the U.S. government, who believed that he intended to kill British prime minister Tony Blair. American authorities had Abbas thrown into the notorious Abu Ghirab prison (and other penitentiaries) and subjected him to month after month of grueling interrogation. Eventually, they released him...

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  • aycee

    wow, what a story just imagine the number of innocent people that were affected, U.S should have never invaded anywhere.

  • mo

    21st Century Holocaust by a civilised nation.

  • jodee

    As an american............I am really sorry for the in humane treatment you suffered,and lives unjustly lost,were all humans beings first,at first i was in favor of the war to rid the dictator,and hope a better iraq would emerge,but after i learned so much and also ashamed how it was miss managed and incensitive on so many levels,no matter what for any goverment or ruler takes over or changes hand,the innocent suffer most,war just seams to let loose the worst in people on every side,no wonder why the suicide is also so high among american soldiers i feel for them too.i hope you suceed in over comming the hell you been though and not leave your permently tainted, and that you become a xuccessfull journalist,war seems to be like rape it injects every thing inhumane into the humane,the devil is the most free durring war,,lawlessnes and humanity goes out the window, i see no justification for war unless attack first and it replaces it with something better then what was taken away,there is cause and effect in every thing and were all connected to our action weather we belive it or not and o each other,only mobsters(monsters) can deny that

  • staszekgobi

    the only unfortunate thing about this very well done documentary is that
    toni blair is still alive and walking free.

  • anti_aggressor

    This is a sick world with no one( heads of state ) bothering to educate themselves on the aftermath of all the wars being fought today, and so many innocent life's taken or tainted with hatred and revenge. Aggression breads aggression and hate. WTF is wrong with these animals in charge? I hope KARMA comes to them for the wrongs they have done.............

  • anti_aggressor

    This is a sick world with no one( heads of state ) bothering to educate themselves on the aftermath of all the wars being fought today, and so many innocent life's taken or tainted with hatred and revenge. Aggression breads aggression and hate. WTF is wrong with these animals in charge? I hope KARMA comes to them for the wrongs they have done.............