Had to skip Cannes this year? Here are the opening titles of a preview
Yes, later this year,
director Nick Broomfield claims he'll show the world the "unflinching
truth" about Haditha.
There is no actual
screenplay. Actors improvised their lines (which, for the actors
playing Marines, means shouting obscenities while they shoot innocent
civilians in cold blood).
But Congressman Murtha
should get credit for the original story. It was his tall tale that
was accepted as the "truth" by the media worldwide. Soon moviegoers
can catch it at the Multiplex.
The Battle for Haditha, an IED blast kills and wounds Marines.
Their comrades vow revenge. Opportunity is at hand: a white taxi
filled with young Iraqis is handy. They are viciously gunned them
down, one by one.
After an IED blast, stressed-out Corporal Ramirez (played by
ex-Marine Elliot Ruiz)
guns down innocent Iraqis beside a white taxi in revenge.
In the first two frames, stressed-out and vengeful Marines shoot
an unarmed Iraqi inside a house.
In the second two frames, a peace-loving Iraqi
down by yet another stressed-out Marine outside.
It was Murtha who largely
created the "truth" depicted in this movie. For political gain, he
went far beyond the speculation in Time magazine and asserted
allegations were fact. And he was believed because his story had the
imprimatur of his office as a United States congressman.
Words have consequences.
Murtha must be held to account.
Defend Our Marines
July 12, 2007
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Click at the link for a
discussion thread about The Battle for Haditha on Free
Republic (where someone in the movie shows up and chimes in).
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