February 02, 2008
Noble Americans in Fort Apache
I've posted a review of Fort Apache, the John Ford/John Wayne Western classic. Here's an excerpt:
Ford's position on manifest destiny mirrors the neocon position on Bush's invasion of Iraq. According to the neocons, toppling Saddam was the right thing to do. If the White House had planned better and led more competently, the war would've been a resounding success instead of a muddled quagmire. But there's no question we had to subdue the brown-skins in Iraq like we did the brown-skins in the American West. Because a terrorist is just a savage by another name.