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The Surprising Gift of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

MoreFreedom Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:17 PM
Exactly how do we know that this movie is entirely truthful about what happened? We don't. We have conflicting stories from government officials. John McCain says enhanced interrogation did not lead to Bin Laden. I'd say Obama wants government to have this power (so what if many US soldier and citizens gets tortured as a result) as do many in government; thus, they'd lead us to believe torture saves lives, and tell the producers that's what happened. Certainly no one in government wants to be prosecuted for torturing prisoners in Gitmo. And police would like to torture criminals to save lives as well. Davis forgets he's writing about fiction. Perhaps he can research US citizens who've been tortured by other countries next.

When it comes to Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” there are two kinds of people-- those who have seen it and those who should.

Emerging from any theater afterward, there will be two kinds of people-- those who grasp that enhanced interrogations save lives, and those who do not.

As a longtime member of the first group, I was gratified to the point of surprise that a product out of Hollywood depicted our harshest interrogations without an accompanying ham-fisted condemnation.

But the even greater praise for “Zero Dark Thirty” is that nor does it grab you by the lapels and...