Skip to comments.Kyle Smith: "Green Zone" Is The Most Vile Anti-American Propaganda Ever Released By A Major Studio
Posted on 03/09/2010 6:15:31 PM PST by retrogo
The whole WMD thing in Iraq? Faked, in this leftist fantasia's telling.
Despite being guilty of gross insubordination, lying to his superiors and concealing important evidence from them (a notebook containing the addresses of Saddam's top officers), [Matt Damon's character] is the hero of the film.Wow.
Others we're supposed to cheer for include Sunni officers who shoot down helicopters carrying American soldiers sent to assassinate them. Those death squads are acting at the behest of a duplicitous Pentagon intelligence mandarin (Greg Kinnear) who has single-handedly drummed up a fake casus belli.
Before the war, he interviewed a general of Saddam's who told him pointedly that there were no WMDs in Iraq after 1991 but that he'd be willing to work with the Americans after Saddam was deposed. The Kinnear figure then lied to a gullible reporter (Amy Ryan) that he had a rock-solid source, "Magellan," who had given him proof of WMDs in Iraq.
Such is this movie's eagerness to turn reality upside down that, although the Ryan character is obviously based on Judith Miller of The New York Times, the reporter is said to work for the Wall Street Journal. In full-on liberal daydream mode, Damon and his friends can pretend their favorite lefty paper is untainted by flawed reporting.
It's one thing to make a fantasy film laced with snarky jibes at the United States and its military. It's of another order entirely for an American studio (Universal, a unit of GE) to perpetrate, during an ongoing war, such vicious anti-American lies disguised as cheap entertainment.
"Green Zone" tells US troops that all of their efforts have been based on a deliberate deception. Worse, it blames the insurgency that has killed so many of our fighting men and women on US treachery.
Movies like "In the Valley of Elah," "Rendition" and "Redacted" have shown US forces doing nasty things -- but none went anywhere near as far as this picture in suggesting original sin corrupted the entire Iraq war and that American officials are more blameworthy than the insurgents for the most violent years. "Green Zone" isn't cinema. It's slander. It will go down in history as one of the most egregiously anti-American movies ever released by a major studio.
Matt Damon really needs to have his career taken away.
Won’t be seeing it.
Damn sure won’t be PAYING to see it.
The promos make it clear that it’s a hit job.
Made by the director of ‘United 93’.
“Kyle Smith: “Green Zone” Is The Most Vile Anti-American Propaganda Ever Released By A Major Studio”
Great. MORONS. Sick of anti-Americans.
Matt Damon’s a lefty to be sure...and he thinks he’s sooo brilliant...he and Clooney and Pitt should be forced to time travel, spend time in the Gulags and come back and tell us how horrible the USA is...
If it’s being released this time of year, it’s a dog.
For my money, Matt Damon is the most vile, most evil POS from Hollywood I have ever seen. Compared to him, “Hanoi” Jane Jane Fonda look like a nun. Every single movie I have seen from Matt Damon has been viciously anti-American. I am open to the belief that Matt Damon is really insane.
George W. Bush - a mixed bag if there ever was one.
Morally conservative and tough on defensive issues. He put the Islamoterroists back on their heels and they still haven't recovered (Give Obama time...). He also nominated some good SCOTUS Justices. He also pushed for lower taxes.
However, paradoxically, he regularly dissed the Constitution with fair distain and grew government and spending to historic heights. Politically and economically, he was a liberal, thinking government was the answer.
His weaknesses will always be exploited by the leftist idiots who will ignore the fact that he set the terrorists back on their heels.
Hollywood = Disturbed creative minds. Their product needs to be avoided. Do not give them any money by supporting their drivel.
I read that Rajiv was the WaPo’s bureau chief in pre-invasion Baghdad, that he had a sweet arrangement with Saddam, and that he’s never forgiven Amerikka for invading.
we have been wanting to avoid it ever since we say the title and knew Matt Gaymon, I mean Commie Man, I mean Girly Man, I mean Damon was starring.
He grew up next door to Howard Zinn. He worshipped him, gave him a shout-out in “Good Will Hunting” and bankrolled “The People Speak”.
Saving Private Ryan?
Absolves the CIA and Joe Wilson’s wife too.
She’s the one who went to Jordan and claimed the “tubes” meant for Iraq were for nukes.
Sort of funny I have avoided ever seeing a movie with Damon, D’Caprio or Clooney and I feel like I have not missed out on anything.