Friday, February 09, 2007
THE COWBOY ON THE COWBOY: CLINT EASTWOOD BREAKS SILENCE OVER WAR IN IRAQ, CONDEMNING IT
LOS ANGELES--In a recent interview, Clint Eastwood has said that he was against the invasion before it happened, as most Americans were. Most of us knew it was going to be a long-haul, a primary reason for low troop-levels at the beginning. Eastwood stated:
I wasn't for going in there," Eastwood said. "Only because democracy isn't something that you get overnight. I don't think America got democracy overnight. It's something we had to fight for and believe in." While other Hollywood celebrities have been outspoken in their criticism of Bush, Eastwood said he admired the US leader's tenacity. ..."I think -- you know, I kind of admire the tenacity he has," Eastwood said. (AP, 02.09.2007)
"Admire"? Well, Hitler had tenacity too, but he was also wrong. Stalin had tenacity, but he was wrong. Come on, Clint. You made a career off of Italian-westerns written and directed by Socialists! Maybe you need to re-watch the trilogy of "A Fistful of Dollars", "For a Few Dollars More", and "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." Yes, they're almost "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey", but didn't we give-up on those kind of heroes a long-time-ago? While you're at it, re-watch "Once Upon a Time in the West", you're rootin' for the railroad barons. You know, the bad-guys.
Bush doesn't even possess the nobility of the Lee Van Cleef character in "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"--at least he had principles. Besides, you're buying the lie the they went into Iraq to "spread democracy." Remember, that was justification number 3-or-4. It was "WMDs" first, remember? And really, you're falling-for that "rugged individual" BS that Sergio Leone's and Sam Peckinpah's films should have dispelled in your mind. I know you hate cigars, but put that blanket back-on, stick a cigarillo in the side of your gob, and let some more criticisms of this administration fly. Never let them blink. Thanks for writing-off the war, Clint, it's appreciated! But, tenacity is pathetic when it is wrong-headed.