Both Robbins and DePalma have an agenda. They want the US out of Iraq now. There is room for debate about the right or wrong of this war, but in this case the ends do not justify the means. Robbins uses figures almost 600% of actual numbers, while DePalma portrays the facts of a brutal crime as if all American Soldiers act this way. This is bias at its worst. Propaganda for the enemy.
The "Daily Standard" has the details in the current scrapbook section (Hollywood Hates the Troops). According to Robbins, US Troops have " ... been slaughtering 300 Iraqis a day for the last four years."
"We've killed over 400,000 of their citizens." That's what actor Tim Robbins thinks U.S. troops have been doing in Iraq. He made the claim last week in an appearance on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.And according to DePalma's latest film, Redacted, US Troops are worse than John Kerry's slander of Vietnam Veterans.
The film is based on the story of a brutal rape and murder of a young Iraqi girl and the killing of her family at the hands of four American soldiers. Sgt. Paul Cortez, who has admitted his role in the attack, was sentenced earlier this year to 100 years in prison. Most Americans who read about this brutal crime probably understood that most soldiers don't behave this way. DePalma does not. "The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people," he said last week.While most Americans realize that because the criminal element is a very small part of the Military, rape and murder are not the normal daily actions of our Troops. However, much of the World will perceive the criminal part, as shown by this incident, to be the Reality of all Americas. Free Speech does not allow someone to yell "FIRE" in a crowded building, and that's exactly the effect these 2 will have on much of the world.
Realize it or not, it is me and you, "Mr. and Ms. General Public", who have been painted with this brush. It is all Americans whom the world will see through the distorted words and pictures of these 2 haters. When the World sees an American, this is what we look like to them. In short, to much of the enemy, the True Face of America is the images they perceive it to be. It is not what you and I know as Reality. Their Reality is Their Perception.