US Troops Get Look at Film on Insurgency

Documentary 'Meeting Resistance' explores motives of Iraqi fighters
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2007 4:41 PM CDT

(Newser) – A new documentary features interviews with Iraqi insurgents, all of whom stress the humiliation of US occupation. “Meeting Resistance” will be released this week, but CNN sat in on a preview in Baghdad, where US troops heard tales of citizens turning to violence. "It tells us a lot about the culture and how they pretty much feel about us," one soldier said.

Many of the insurgents talk up the importance of expelling infidels, and one former teacher said his current job is killing Americans. He explained, “a person who doesn’t fight for himself or his country shouldn’t be called a human being.” Said a US officer, "We have to infer what we can from it, but it's useful to try and get some perspective."