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  •  I resaw ZD30 last night (1+ / 0-)
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    bontemps2012

    It reconfirmed my initial impression, when I saw the film before the McCarthyite smear campaign began (not saying everyone with issues with the film is part of this, so don't jump to conclusions - but much of the nonsense about this film would make Sean Hannity proud in how progressives have aped his knee-jerk reactions).

    The film is a profound anti-torture statement in myriad ways. But the most important message of the film - as anyone who carefully views the film with an open mind can see - is that the end (killing Bin Laden) does NOT justify the means (the torture early on, which is portrayed very negatively, nor even the raid itself, which its horrifying depiction of the terror the others in the compound feel).

    ZD30 is a great film, on several levels. The disgusting attacks on it because it is a simple-minded polemic where the world is portrayed as black and white is frightening, more so when it comes from progressives.

    •  Torture doesn't get them a damn thing. (0+ / 0-)

      Not for finding bin Laden.

      They get a few nom de guerre aliases -- only useful where they have photographs.

      In real life and in the movie. They stayed at dead end for 7 years.

      "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army Attorney to Sen. McCarthy, 1954. "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012.

      by bontemps2012 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:26:44 PM PST

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