The first is Brian De Palma's movie debut at the Venice Film Festival. His movie, Redacted, clearly (except to Wulfgar) attempts to implicate all of our troops as rapist and criminals by making a movie about the actions of five soldiers - who are now being tried and sentenced.
"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.Abeer Qasim Hamza al-Janabi was gang raped, killed and burnt by American soldiers in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad, in March 2006. Her parents and younger daughter were also killed.
Five soldiers have since been charged with the attack. Four of them have been given sentences of between 5 and 110 years.This is how a Hollywood Liberal and I would bet, most anti-war Liberals honestly feel about our troops. Here again, he implies that Iraqi civilians are being killed by American troops, never mind the insurgents and Saddam loyalists who are killing civilians.
The film, shot in Jordan with a little known cast, ends with a series of photographs of Iraqi civilians killed and their faces blacked out for legal reasons.
"I think that's terrible because now we have not even given the dignity of faces to this suffering people," De Palma said.
The second is the national Democrat Party, the Democrat Party of Nevada, the Washoe County Democrat Party and the Carson City Democrat Party have all teamed up and organized a counter-rally against Move America Forward’s “Fight for Victory Tour” kickoff event in Carson City, Nevada on Monday, September 3, 2007.
The goal of the "Fight for Victory Tour" is to show support for our troops and to get the message out there that the war terror is going well.
The anti-war Democrats are demonstrating against the war and against the troops. They don't want victory. They don't want to defeat al-Qaida.
The goal is to mobilize national support in advance of Gen. David Petraeus' mid-
September report to Congress on the progress of the war in Iraq.
"We want to get people to focus on Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador (Ryan) Crocker's report that contrary to the popular misperception, we're actually making a lot of progress on the war on terror," said Sal Russo, a strategist for the
Sacramento-based Move America Forward.
"We've been defeating al-Qaida decisively. It's part of the story that gets lost because so much of the story has been focused on how Iraq has been developing its own government, which is slower than we like."
While they have every right to protest victory and our troops, I have the same right to say they are wrong to do so and to point out their lie that they "support the troops".
These two cases show how the anti-war left really thinks about the troops. It hasn't changed a bit from how they felt about them during Viet Nam.