A New Low in Anti-Warism
"Redacted", by U.S. director Brian De Palma, 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...
"The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people," he told reporters after a press screening.
"The pictures are what will stop the war. One only hopes that these images will get the public incensed enough to motivate their Congressmen to vote against this war," he said.
Additionally, in light of NFL QB Michael Vick's admissions of supporting the brutal sport of dogfighting, De Palma called for the immediate deportation of "every black person in America."
"The reality of what is happening in America's black community - dogfighting, drugs, violence, etc. should incense the American people. I hope they realize that the only thing that can save our country are interment camps and mass deportations."
Actually, De Palma's statements are so offensive they are beyond satirizing.
It appears that De Palma, who's career has been floundering since his 1990 butchering of Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities," is hoping to win his way back into the affections of the Hollywood community by slandering members of America's military by painting them as a bunch of blood-thirsty rapists.
If he thinks the "reality of what is happening Iraq" can be summed by the actions of a handful of renegade soldiers, he is as pathetically twisted and deranged as Osama bin Laden.
For, if that is the "reality" of our involvement in Iraq, the terrorists are right to want to see us all dead.
But, of course, it's not. No reasonable person, no reasonable critic of this war could believe what De Palma is trying to sell and they should say so, quickly and definitively.
In the meantime, our enemies have found another Useful Idiot, this one of epic proportions, in their propaganda war against America and the west.
And, by the way, just who does Mr. De Palma think brought the soldiers in question to justice?
It wasn't the Iraqi government or the U.N. or the World Court.
It was the American military, who investigated, tried and found five men guilty of murder and rape. The ringleader got sentenced to 110 years in prison. Though, I bet if it were put to a vote of the American people, he'd have gotten the death penalty.
In Saddam Hussein's Iraq, military personnel were actually encouraged and promoted for committing such crimes. Saddam's use of rape and murder to oppress the Iraqi people was common and well documented by human rights organizations around the world.
How's that for a little reality?
De Palma's comments just show how incredibly ignorant and stupid he is.
Instead of just letting his movie speak for itself, he announces to the world how he wishes it to be taken; as an indictment of a gratuitously cruel America with its evil war machine of dehumanized human robots.
Yeah, that's this guy (just scroll down a little.) That's what he's all about.
If De Palma actually believes his own tripe, how could he even think about returning to live in America. Maybe he doesn't. Here's hoping.