Jason Isbell With Chris Thile and Chris Eldridge: "White Man's World"

Hecuba's daughter1/27/2019 11:49:24 pm PST

re: #27 goddamnedfrank

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I saw it when it opened on Christmas Day, really loved it. Probably the only thing that annoyed me was the incredibly short amount of time spent on the outing of Valerie Plame. They left Fitzgerald’s Special Council investigation and prosecution of Libby and the wedge that Bush’s refusal to pardon Libby drove between him and Dick. I get that it was already getting long but that seemed like important stuff to omit.

It certainly didn’t go into how Cheney destroyed Valerie Plame’s career nor how Bush eventually became disenchanted with Cheney. A lot of detail was omitted to progress the story line. It did not cover the incompetence of the post-war reconstruction of Iraq, nor the chaos that the invasion created throughout the Middle East nor the mishandling of Afghanistan. But it did remind us of the true evil of Cheney/Bush administration. One of my girl friends is really very naive about politics and ignorant of history — she was unsure on whether this movie portrayed Cheney as a force for evil or good and thought his closing statement on how all this was done to make us safe was persuasive!! At least she is fiercely opposed to Trump.