The Corner

Operation Desert Storm Attacked

Remember the first war with Iraq — the one in which we liberated Kuwait in 100 days with our fabled coalition of 60 nations, the one celebrated by 90 percent of Americans? Hollywood has now made its third movie about the Gulf War, following Courage Under Fire and Three Kings. And — surprise surprise surprise! — like its two predecessors, it’s an attack on the war. You know, the war John Kerry praised in 2004 even though he voted against it in 1990. The movie is called Jarhead, it’s based on a highly cynical memoir by a Gulf War veteran. You can see the trailer here. It may win Oscars. What a wonderful gesture of support for our troops, hah?

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