Thursday, April 19, 2007

An Actor Making Sense

When it comes to entertainers, I prefer they entertain and keep their viewpoints to themselves, though it is a welcome interlude with sanity when you hear a Hollywood actor saying good things about the troops, our country and the war we're in.

Michelle Malkin links to a Radar interview with actor Jon Voight, who has some refreshing opinions. He really gets what's happening, unlike some of the drooling idiots on The View.
You recently visited with wounded troops at Walter Reed. What were your impressions?
I was deeply impressed by them. Most I spoke to were young people, around 20 years old. And they were really very eloquent, very positive, very respectful. You have to be proud of the children we're turning out from looking at this group of people.
For me, I would much rather hear from these guys than the people who are presenting the news on television on a daily basis.
You will not be hearing any of this on network television.
Do you think it's possible to win the Iraq War?
Here's what I think: this is a real war, extended beyond the borders of Iraq.

As in the more general war on terror?
The war on terror is real. People would have you believe it's not real. This is not Vietnam. This particular situation is not the same wherein we can walk away and just leave destruction behind us. No, we can't. Anyone who has paid attention to what [Iranian President] Ahmadinejad is saying, what all the mullahs are saying in this country and in England, and in all of the Arab world, this is serious--they're calling for the destruction of America and all democracy and that's what's going on. We could lose this war.

Was the Iraq war part of the war on terror before we got there?
I'm interested in talking about this, but it's been so politicized, it's very disturbing, very dangerous. My view of it is this: they say our president lied to us. Well, he didn't lie to us, everybody else had the information he had, and they voted for that tactic. And the idea of weapons of mass destruction, whether they were in fact removed to other places, to Lebanon, to Syria, that's still in play, we don't know the full answer of where all that stuff went, because they had it, they have the pieces. Now, whether someone else has them or whether we're playing a careful game not to reveal that we know where things are, that's another big aspect of it. The Administration's in a tough spot, because if they say they know where these pieces are, and they can't get at them, they're alerting other energies to know where they are.
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UPDATE: I doubt Voight would have any use for a contemptible schmuck like Harry Reid. What a disgrace.

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