20 Dec

So in other words, the movie is accurate

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) says the film “Zero Dark Thirty” is a combination of “fact, fiction and Hollywood” that dangerously links the use of torture with the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Feinstein and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) are sending a letter to Sony Pictures, the film studio distributing the Oscar contender, to make their complaints known.

“I thought it was terrible,” said Feinstein, one of a handful of lawmakers to see the film ahead of its limited release this week. “It is a combination of fact, fiction and Hollywood in a very dangerous combination.”

McCain, who was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, said Tuesday that he was “sickened” by the film when he saw it, according to The Associated Press, saying the filmmakers fell hook, line and sinker for the torture storyline.

“Zero Dark Thirty,” which has already been named the film of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review, opens with an extended waterboarding scene.

It suggests controversial interrogation techniques viewed as forms of torture by many eventually helped interrogators gain information about bin Laden’s courier, which helped intelligence agencies track down the terrorist’s hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Feinstein told The Hill the positing of a correlation between the use of waterboarding and the discovery of bin Laden’s compound was “dangerous.”

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2 Responses to So in other words, the movie is accurate

  1. Hard Right says: 1

    While I can understand McCains hysterical reaction to anything torture like, it does not make him right.
    I have seen several individuals involved who says waterboarding did help. I will trust them before McCain.

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  2. Greg says: 2

    Careful. The rumored pro-enhanced interrogation slant might just be a clever leftist ploy to lure unsuspecting conservatives into the movie theaters, where they’ll be brainwashed and come out thinking that maybe the Commander in Chief actually did have something to do with the elimination of Osama bin Laden.

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