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Movie critics may bash Rumsfeld in their X2 reviews, but there’s no basis for it in the film. The chief bad guy is a maniacal rogue military operative — not a hard line establishment neo-con. Professor X is no Kofi Annan either (and I’d note there’s no stupid UN stuff in the movie this time around either). If movie critics insist on reading political messages into the X-men films, they’re better off sticking to the Professor X/Magneto debate as a that of MLK and Malcolm X. In that scenario, Styker’s no Rumsfeld. If anything, he’s the film’s J. Edgar Hoover.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.


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