This Marine’s Response to Critics of ‘American Sniper’ is 1,851 Words, and It’s Worth It to Read Every One

This Marine’s Response to Critics of ‘American Sniper’ is 1,851 Words, and It’s Worth It to Read Every One

A Special Operations Marine going by the name of “Grifter” responded to critics of ‘American Sniper’ with a blistering 1,851 word essay. He slammed liberals for completely missing the point of the movie, and explained why it is that ‘American Sniper’ is resonating so deeply with the military community.

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However, I read a piece by Amanda Taub (just google it if you care to) in which she bashes the film and accuses it of “rewriting American history.” Her point of contention was that the film was too black and white for her tastes. She calls the war in Iraq a grey area, which I agree. I also agree with her disdain at the treatment of the conventional troops in the film as cannon fodder or inferior to the SEALS in importance. However, she smashes on Eastwood’s flick by calling into question the lack of mention of G.W. Bush, WMD, or Saddam Hussein. She accuses the movie of inventing fictional characters for Kyle to fight. I’m taking this as she is mad the movie didn’t take a political stance or mention any of the media hype, hot buttons, or buzzwords normally associated with the war in Iraq.

My answer to that: Yeah, no s**t.

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The film wasn’t about any of that because for US, the war wasn’t about any of that. Do you think any of us gave a f**k about Saddam Hussein, WMD, Bush, Cheney, or any of that s**t that was being ejaculated by the news? The film wasn’t about grey areas, because to us it didn’t matter. All that mattered to us was the guy to our left, and the guy to our right…and especially the guy that still had a can of Skoal. It wasn’t that we were willfully ignorant of the issues surrounding the Iraq, or that we were in denial, but when your finger is on a trigger, when you’re face is covered in your friends’ brain matter, you aren’t thinking about “good and evil” or “grey areas.” That is the entire point this civil rights attorney misses, the film was about a man on the ground and the struggle to come home with a head full of grief and regret, not the Iraq war itself.

… The veteran then delivered a parting message to those who saw the movie as “more of a ‘pro Bush/Iraq/Right Wing/anti-Muslim’ political statement and want to bash it and our military.”

“The movie wasn’t for you,” he concluded. “It was for the guy with mud on his boots and a hole in his heart, and for the families that are left to pick up the pieces. Go back to your latte.”

It would really be great if liberal idiots, who don’t have the faintest understanding of how the military works, would stop talking about and criticizing service members. After all, we don’t run around talking about why hipster libs like to sit around in pretention, overpriced coffee shops ruminating on their own importance, do we?

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