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The Surprising Gift of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

rebmort Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 12:45 PM
You mean those nasty Americans did not ask bin Laden where he wanted to be buried before they blew his head off?

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...