Just a Harmless Movie?
Just like the 1968 Vietnam war promo movie Green Berets with John Wayne, this new 'American Sniper' is serving the interests of the US war machine.
From what I've seen and read about this new movie it is not intended to question the lies and deception by the Bush administration that initiated 'shock and awe' of Iraq in 2003. Instead it's purpose is to reenergise the militarization of American culture - to demonize the people of the Middle East in the eyes of movie goers - and those goals seem to have been achieved with many of the legions who have gone to see the box office smash which made an estimated $105.3 million during the entire four-day MLK holiday weekend.
The saddest thing about the film is that it completely drowned out the MLK holiday message of peace and social justice. Just a coincidence I am sure.......