Surprise! De Palma wins Venice’s best director award for “Redacted”

A group of like-minded “peers” voted Brian De Palma as “best director” for his crock-, er, “docudrama” film “Redacted,” a film he admitted that he hoped would cause Americans to put pressure on their Congressman to get the US to pull out of Iraq:

Veteran US director Brian De Palma won the Best Director award at the Venice film festival on Saturday for “Redacted,” his hard-hitting Iraq war film.

The dramatisation of the rape and murder of an Iraqi girl by US soldiers, was also honoured on Friday with the Future Film Festival Digital Award, for the film that makes the best use of animation or visual effects.

De Palma, who is best known for such violent fictions as the psychic thriller “Carrie” and the gangster movie “Scarface” (1983), turns 67 on Tuesday.

Amerpundit responds :

In order to push his anti-war, pro-retreat agenda, de Palma is willing to present our troops as murdering, raping monsters. Never mind the fact that the occurrence was an extremely rare event, and we punished those involved for it. No, de Palma presents the single event as a reason to retreat.

Apparently, De Palma’s forgotten (conveniently) a single event, or rather, a series of them that happened nearly six years ago, a series of devastating attacks that included 19 terrorists, four commercial airliners, iconic buildings in the US, and the murders of 3,000 innocent people. A series of events which slam home the reasons why the US should not to retreat from fighting and defeating Islamofascism. Not now. Not ever. He’s also overlooked (again, conveniently) the fact that the very men and women he’s so keen on denigrating as nothing but heartless and cruel brutes are the very people who have put it all on the line in order for him to have the right to hurl the kind of invective he does at the military, via his “art.”

The chronic myopia of self-loathers like De Palma never ceases to amaze me. Instead of being able to put into perspective the fact that the attrocities committed in Iraq by US forces are so few and far in between so as not even equate up to a percentage point when compared with the vast, overwhelming majority of honorable, hard working, dedicated men and women serving in our military, he, as Amerpundit noted, uses one event – one single event – as a proxy for his grievances with the Iraq war and President Bush. As I’ve written before, if De Palma were really interested in the “truth,” he’d do a film about the hundreds of thousands of men and women in the US military who have served with valor and honor in this war, who are among America’s best and brightest. But instead, his short-sightedness, not to mention hatred, of war and of the President have led him to make yet another film depicting the US military in the most unflattering light possible in hopes that his “art” will inspire Americans to pressure their Congresspeople into having the US pull out of Iraq.

Anti-war types love to use examples of attrocities committed by US troops as evidence that the US should pull out of that war and come home. What doesn’t compute with these people is that, unfortunately, in every war, the reality is that you are going to have a tiny minority of troops who commit attrocities. That is not a reason to abandon a country in a time of war, nor is it a reason to ignore threats from our enemies. If it were, we’d have pulled out of every war we’ve ever been a part of, and we’d have never responded to 9-11 by going after Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and the AQ and the Hussein regime in Iraq. The fact of the matter is that our military is filled with strong, courageous, dedicated, honest individuals who – even under the most stressful conditions – have the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, who haven’t forgotten that their every deed, every action is viewed as representative of the United States. The vast majority of these people are so filled with love and pride for their country, that they wouldn’t dream of debasing it by committing a deliberate act of brutality against any innocent person anywhere. This is the type of truth that elitist fools like Brian De Palma and other moral relativists like him refuse to consider, as it would, of course, interfere with a narrative created by them – a narrative that doesn’t match up with reality.

Click here to find out what the predictable reactions are to De Palma’s win from the “troop supporting” gang at the Democratic Underground … but only if you have the stomach for it.

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