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George Bush’s Legacy Marked In George Clooney Film And Wind Power

by | 3rd, February 2009

BARBRA Streisand says George Bush, whom she had just been kissed by, will be remembered for “the ruination of our country”. And – irony of ironies – “But, he was very disarming…”

Indeed, he was disarming in Iraq and Afghanistan. So Bush is war. Or will Bush be remembered for his environmentalism:

The United States overtook Germany as the biggest producer of wind power last year, new figures showed, and will likely take the lead in solar power this year…

But where Bush’s legacy will really be played out is at the movies. Americans who are disbelieving about what they see on TV and what the experts tell them will stare at bigger screens and be told what really happened by celebrities who spent the war advertising coffee and not shaving every day.

Warner Bros. has set Aaron Sorkin to write “The Challenge,” a courtroom drama for George Clooney’s Smoke House shingle…

Clooney may direct and hopes to play Navy lawyer Charles Swift in the drama about the effort by Swift and Georgetown U. law professor Neal Katyal to ensure a fair trial for Osama bin Laden’s driver, Salim Hamdan, who’d been held at Guantanamo Bay for five years.

Soundzzzzzzzzzzzz thrilling. But at last with Clooney doing good deeds it will easy on the eye, and make Americans who are unable to differentiate between fact and fiction certain that they are on the side of the angels.

The courtroom drama wouldn’t debate Hamdan’s guilt or innocence but chart the dogged efforts of the two lawyers who sue the president because they feel the U.S. government has broken the law and violated the Constitution.

It’s Watergate, only without the scandal, the pay off, the righteousness and the resignation. Expect lots of dialogue; lots of walking while talking; lots of walking while talking and holding bits of paper; lots of cutaways of angry men in turbans all talking at once; and Clooney piling on few pounds to make him look like he really cares about the ishoos.

If that’s not for you, then there’s always the big screen telly.

Actor Daniel Sunjata says the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job.” The second episode of “Rescue Me’s” fifth season, starting in April, “may represent the first fictional presentation of 9/11 conspiracy theories by a mainstream media company (FX is operated by the News Corporation).”

“They’re not discussed a lot in the press,” Daniel Sunjata, the actor who plays Franco Rivera on “Rescue Me,” told reporters at a television press tour last month. He predicted that the episode would be “socio-politically provocative.”

How good it is to live in a land where you say your Government killed thousands of its own people on the pretext that a lunatic Islamist who wants to kill you all actually did it.

In the episode, Mr. Sunjata’s character delivers a two-minute monologue for a French journalist describing a “neoconservative government effort” to control the world’s oil, drastically increase military spending and “change the definition of pre-emptive attack.” To put it into action, he continues, “what you need is a new Pearl Harbor. That’s what they said they needed.”

So Pearl Harbour was an inside job, too. We knew it! If only Yule Brynner were still alive to play Emperor Hirohito. Can we get the fella from the Karate Kid films? What, he’s dead, too. This thing goes deep.

All and more should keep George Bush’s name to the fore while Barack Obama does his good deeds…

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