Friday, November 11, 2005

'Jarhead' Not A Veterans' Day Movie

Yesterday was the 230th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, and today is Veterans' Day. If that puts you in the frame of mind to check out the new Gulf War movie "Jarhead", Oliver North says forget it. He writes...

The film has absolutely not one character or scene containing any redeeming virtue or value. It is an excessively vulgar movie without a moral or a point. With our nation at war this film is not just anti-war or rotten to the Corps - though it is certainly that - "Jarhead" is anti-everything that is good and decent.

During a week when Americans honor the Corps and thank their veterans, "Jarhead" cheapens and distorts the heroism, warrior spirit, superior intellect and selflessness of America's fighting forces. Those who participated in making this nihilist flop deserve nothing but scorn in return.