Sunday, September 02, 2007
War at Home
We now have a full fledged war declared here in America. Ultra leftwing Hollywood producers and actors have declared war on American troops at home. It’s not bad enough we have to send our military to war to defend our freedoms against a ruthless and savage enemy but now they have to be defended from an enemy here at home
Ultra left wing Hollywood producer Brian De Palma released his new film “Redacted” over the weekend at the Venice Film festival. It is one of at least eight American films on the war in Iraq due for release in the next few months and the first of two movies on the conflict screening in Venice's main competition. De Palma claims it is inspired by a serious crime that was committed by American soldiers in Iraq. It depicts a rape of a 14 year old Iraqi girl and the murder of some of her family members by US Army soldiers.
The soldiers that committed these crimes were caught, stood trial and were punished (News Report). This story is an exception to the conduct of US military personnel fighting in Iraq. It appears that De Palma thinks that if he paints the US military with the broad brush of widespread abuse of the Iraqis that somehow the United States military is just going to throw down it arms and runaway. We're sorry to disappoint you Mr. De Palma it’s just not going to happen that way. We are going to be there until the Iraqis are ready to stand on their own and we will leave Iraq better than we found it, anything less is untenable.
The US military has conducted itself in an honorable manner while fighting a ruthless enemy that cares little about life with mass murders of civilians and police with bombs and beheadings. Why is it that Brian De Palma is siding with the enemy to give the impression that crimes committed by a few individuals are widespread throughout Iraq? It makes no sense that a man, supposedly an American man, would attempt to discredit the very people that provide him with the freedom to make such films. I don’t know what the penalty should be for someone that does such a thing but he has my full attention and now I'm pissed off. I do know there has to be something done, we cannot let this go unanswered.
During previous wars there were people like Tokyo Rose and Axis Sally to broadcast anti American propaganda. Since then there has been Jane Fonda and Walter Cronkite during the war in Vietnam and now Brian De Palma doing the work that our enemies used to do all on their own.
There was a man who lived a life of fire
There was a man who lived a life of fire.
Even upon the fabric of time,
Where purple becomes orange
And orange purple,
This life glowed,
A dire red stain, indelible;
Yet when he was dead,
He saw that he had not lived.
Posted by Jennifer Gallagher at 6:06 AM