Wednesday, November 23, 2005

An Oscar For Munich?

Does Stevie Boy Wonder Spielberg hope to snag an oscar for Munich, the controversial new film about the aftermath of the Israeli response to the PLO massacre at the Munich massacres, based on an apocryphal account by Yuval Aviv, purporting to be a Mossad who participated in the operation?

Apparently so.

By experiencing how the implacable resolve of these men to succeed in their mission slowly gave way to troubling doubts about what they were doing, I think we can learn something important about the tragic standoff we find ourselves in today.” Sound like anyone we know?

Say, Murtha on Iraq? And the stance of much of the left side of the fence on their ambivalence about a hard and lengthy fight? An Oscar is practically in the bag. And all for holding up a mirror to reflect themselves in all their morally sophisticated glory. "See" they cry. "We're deep thinkers."

The problem, to my mind, however, stems from Spielberg transfering his ambivalence about Iraq to Israel and her fight against terrorists because he doesn't want to fess up to the "public" which include red-state pro-war types, just how problematical he thinks the Iraq war is. And so, he's licensing an entirely new path of assault against Israel for fighting her wars against terrorists, and all to save himself and his business partners the negative economic fallout on his production company.

Former posts on this subject:

Not Faster Please
The Final Irony
Updating Spielberg
Et tu, Brute?

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