On Dec. 4, 2009, the radical Hollywood left is poised to release its latest tribute to the men and women of the armed services, entitled "Brothers." The film stars Tobey Maguire as a military man serving in Afghanistan. When he is presumed killed in action, his wife, played by Natalie Portman, has an affair with his brother, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Naturally, Maguire shows up at home with a tremendous case of post-traumatic disorder -- which, if we are to judge from the trailer, causes him to fire weapons at random and physically abuse his wife.
"Brothers" follows hot on the heels of "The Men Who Stare at Goats," starring George Clooney, Jeff Bridges and Ewan McGregor. That movie examined the vital issue of military training projects designed to cultivate psychic warriors. Naturally, this involves members of the military looking like morons.
It's no wonder that the mainstream media has labeled the massacre at Fort Hood an outgrowth of PTSD rather than what it is: a terrorist attack by a fifth columnist within the American military. After all, it fits the profile that the left has for the military: nutty guys with guns who occasionally go postal.
The facts reflect something very different: Our military men and women are the finest our country has to offer and deserve our thanks and respect each waking moment.
If Hollywood wants to tell a story about true American heroes, here's a story:
On Sept. 29, 2006, 25-year-old U.S. Navy SEAL Michael Monsoor was serving in Iraq. As a Navy SEAL, Monsoor was the toughest of the tough. Despite the fact that he was afflicted with asthma, Monsoor became a Master-at-Arms in the SEALs with expertise in underwater demolitions, parachute training and cold-weather combat. According to the Los Angeles Times, Monsoor often led patrols in 100-degree heat while carrying in excess of 100 pounds of gear. Over five months, his platoon killed at least 84 insurgents. In May, Monsoor saved a fellow wounded SEAL, dragging him from a firefight while returning fire one-handed.