I wrote it off as a sick, badly-timed joke at first. Then I saw it in print with my own eyes.

Hollywood producers are making No True Glory: The Battle for Fallujah with Harrison Ford as a heroic General in charge of the attacks. The film is based on a forthcoming book by pro-war journalist Bing West.

What are the chances of an Iraqi production company filming a huge multi-million dollar blockbuster presenting the insurgents as heroes, to even out the cinematic shaping of history?

Zero? Close enough. There’s no money, no access to resources, no stability. When you’re worrying about personal safety and whether the electricity will ever be reconnected, your priorities probably don’t stretch to feelgood cinema. And hey, it’d be murder trying to find a safe location to film in. The Americans will at least be able to make their production from the comfort and safety of a fully-functioning, financially stable country. Well OK, a fully-functioning country.

Back in Fallujah, the US army claims the battle has been won. A resounding victory for truth, honour and justice. It’s all over bar the clearing up. Strange, then, that people living in Iraq tell such a different story. “Goodbyes in Iraq are always sincere‚Ķbecause the possibility of never seeing one another alive again is very real. Our eyes tell it all to one another.”.