As Oscars Near, 'American Sniper' Draws Protest

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In the wake of all this

In the wake of all this backlash against Eastwood for glorifying what some call a “redneck mass killer,” Bradley Cooper, the actor who portrays Kyle, has defended the intent of the movie as a “character study about what the plight is for a soldier” that’s not a “political discussion about war” but a “discussion about the reality.” The raging debate around this film just goes to show that the American public has not realized Eastwood’s simplistic intent for the film. The question surrounding the picture shouldn’t be whether the portrayal of Kyle and the Iraq War was accurate, but whether it achieved its purpose of giving audiences insight into a soldier’s experiences and the far-reaching ramifications of wartime duty.



collin more than 2 years ago

Then protest! If you don't

Then protest! If you don't want to see the movie, then don't!
But remember that maybe you all should be careful.
If it wasn't for us doing what others won't you wouldn't have your precious right to protest what you think is either right or wrong.

scott more than 2 years ago

I'm very grateful that you

I'm very grateful that you and others were willing to, and did indeed, sacrifice so much to go to Iraq to do what you believed would protect our right to protest. Sadly, however there is no evidence that all the death and destruction that we American caused over there has any connection whatsoever with protecting our freedom.

Paul Dobbs more than 2 years ago

Yes, yes we would. The last

Yes, yes we would. The last person killed to defend our right to Freedom of Speech, died in the Revolutionary War.

Anthony more than 2 years ago

Kyle is not a hero.This movie

Kyle is not a hero.This movie is propaganda.I will not see another movie that Clint Eastwood or Bradley Cooper are involved in.

no2torture more than 2 years ago

If people want a war movie

If people want a war movie with a real hero, we need a movie about Roger Locher who was rescued during the Vietnam war after spending 21 days on the ground northwest of Hanoi in 1972. Google his story. Roger is a real hero.

Charles more than 2 years ago

1,000,000 seeing the movie

1,000,000 seeing the movie 282 times does not mean it's popular.

Bob Henson more than 2 years ago

And now 3 innocent students

And now 3 innocent students are dead on the campus of UNC. They were guilty of walking while Muslim. I weep for my country.

P. Lady more than 2 years ago

Who said they were guilty of

Who said they were guilty of "walking while Muslim"? It looks like the guy just went nuts over his parking spot. I find it as sickening as anyone that three young people were murdered, but as near as I can tell they were only in the wrong place at the wrong time and (somehow) antagonizing this fool with a few screws loose.

TIm N more than 2 years ago

Of course there was a

9/11-Iraq connection confirmed
Of course there was a connection between 9/11 and Iraq!
They needed a false flag before they could invade Iraq take control of the oil.

Kevin Schmidt more than 2 years ago

An <a href="http://learning

An explanation of the law and policy, fact basis for Operation Iraqi Freedom: http://learning-curve.blogspot.com/2014/05/operation-iraqi-freedom-faq.html .

Eric more than 2 years ago

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