Friday, August 31, 2007

A LITTLE UPDATE: TROUBLE ON THE BIG SCREEN

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This morning started with a discussion of how the Bush Regime has been able to perpetrate its crimes in the full light of day, partially with the skillful use of propaganda, something even foolish members of Congress have been seen falling for. Count the reasons presented every single day for exiting from Iraq and you would get dizzy. Apparently one flurry of Powerpoint presentations by a man in a uniform and one too many congressmen seem to swoon.

If reading about the Bush Regime's out of control criminality in the NY Times and Washington Post doesn't do the trick for you, how about a nice new movie by Brian De Palma? Redacted is De Palma's "new film about the real-life rape and killing of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl by U.S. soldiers who also murdered her family. [It] stunned the Venice festival, with shocking images that left some viewers in tears."

De Palma mentioned that "The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people." I hope he has more success than the Times or Post seem to be having.

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