The American Prospect features an apologia for the craptastic results of the lefty agit-prop that passes for entertainment from Hollywood these days. Somehow all these portrayals of the evil Bush admin stand ins and their jack-booted thug, storm troopers prison raping the Constitution have failed to catch on. I have an idea why, but let's hear the spin first.
Are audiences suffering from war fatigue, as many have suggested? Do they have little interest in following a war on the big screen when they are surrounded by images and stories of it on the small screens in their home?
Maybe. But it's not like the American news media have been particularly effective at saturating the public with images from Iraq and Afghanistan. And it is tough to argue that the often critical stance these films take on U.S. foreign policy is keeping people away -- it's hardly considered unpatriotic these days to claim the war was a policy failure.
I take the position that the only people even willing to talk to pollsters these days are angry lefties. That and the inherent silliness of polling have led to the conventional wisdom that Americans are sick of the war. Of course they are, war is awful. But what the pollsters and the left leave unexplored is American's natural disgust at losing. They may be sick and tired of the war and the fact that our troops are still dying, but they aren't willing to raise the white flag. And what about this freakin' whopper of a line.
But it's not like the American news media have been particularly effective at saturating the public with images from Iraq and Afghanistan.
You can actually hear a whining that the media have not gotten the bad news out. I really wonder where in the world this clown has spent the last 4 years. We had the first calls of quagmire about 3 days into the invasion, and I can't recall a day since where the carnage, bloodshed, death & destruction hasn't led coverage. I can only assume that this maroon had his brain wiped in about July and he has only been watching coverage since then. Sad news for him and the rest of those who really could have used a US loss to prove that war has never solved anything.
Well sorry chumps you have some major narrative surgery to attempt because we are gonna win in Iraq and that is good news for Iraqis, Iranians, Syrians, Israelis, Palestinians and bad for dictators, petty tyrants, religious fanatics and the American left.
The folks who went all in for defeat just need to get used to the idea of a Victory in Iraq (VI Day) parade in DC this July 5. See ya' there.