FAIR GAME, 2010
Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq. nt. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?
Release Date: 5 November 2010
Itís Friday night and Iím all by myself so I decide to go to the movies. I sit in the movie theater waiting for the film to start, look around and notice that itís just me and another guy, who is munching on a big bag of popcorn. There are over 400 empty seats. Thinking that I misjudged the time the movie was to begin, I asked the guy what time it was.
ď10 minute to the movie.Ē he says wryly
ďThen where is everybody?Ē I wonder to him and myself.
ďItís not a popular movie. No one wants to see the truth anymore.Ē he snaps back, angry at the world as he says it.
Ah the truth. We live in a time now where most of us come up with our own truths in our personal investigative reporting. We take in the information that comes to us, throw in our personal feelings and emotions on the subject and wala - the truth!
The world is not that black and white so the truth in many subjects is a subjective argument. When things get big and there are more than 3 people involved who then also involve 3 people and then they involve 3 people... and so on, itís hard to really know what the truth is. Things get muddled. Thatís why when it comes to government we donít know whatís really going on. The main reason is because the leaders are always running for re-election and/or speaking for their partyís present day conflicts and desires. And then whatever they say gets shot down or contradicted by their oppositions. And on and on we go.
Mainly though, itís people like me who fall on the undecided line and are generally so caught up in own world, that we really have no idea whatís happening. We hear little things here and there, but usually by the time we do hear it, itís already in the mud stream of politicing and then the truth gets made up in order for whatever party to win the fight.
Yes, it seem to be all about winning. And if thatís the only thing, then you get a story like FAIR GAME.
A women is a spy. She seems to be a good spy too as sheís very determined and works way too hard. She has a husband, Joe Wilson, who has previously worked as a consultant for the government. In 2002 he went to Niger to see if there were any rumors that they sold weapons and parts to make nuclear bombs to Iraq. He came back knowing that there was no way this could be happening and reports it to the CIA bosses.
Then at George Bushís state of the union in 2003, he claims that an African country did sell weapons and bomb materials to Iraq. And because of that, they need to go to war against them.
So the Bush administration lied in order for them to justify to the country their invasion of Iraq. Joe Wilson canít believe what heís hearing and writes a New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.
The Bush administration fights back and to discredit Wilson, ambushes his wife as a mediocre CIA spy and then she losses her job. Wilson fight back but heís one man fighting against the mother-ship of the White House. No chance.
Until they can make a movie about it. A movie no one seems to be going to though. Why? Because for most people, knowing that this Bush administration is a bunch of corrupt war criminals would mean that they are wrong too. After all, most of them elected this joker and his team into office. Thereís a lot of blood on peopleís hands as thousands of US soldiers have died, plus the many thousands from Iraq and Afghanistan who have died by the US military too. Watching a film like this says that they have blood on their hands too.
And they do. Thatís just the bottom line.
Joe Wilson isnít a pinko lefty like the Bush PR people led you to believe. Heís a guy who met Saddam Hussein personally and knew that he was a bad dude that needed to be stopped. So he wasnít against finding him and killing him. What he was against was the utter criminal procedures that the Bush team went to go into Iraq to take him down. There wasnít any weapons of mass destruction. Wilson knew that and so did the Bush boys. And they lied about it to the American people in order to invade Iraq.
This is history that people should know about. Perhaps a little more important than Harry Potter 7.
A well executed film by director Doug Liman, who shot it entirely with a hand held camera to make it look like a documentary movie, and not a live-action film. And Naomi Watts and Sean Penn are the best in the business. They have this unique ability to dive into their roles so much, you forget that itís Sean Penn playing Joe Wilson after 30 minutes into the film. After a while itís just Joe Wilson. And for a recognized movie star to do that is absolutely extraordinary.
I hope everyone sees this film. Anyone who elected George Bush into office for two terms has a lot of blood on their hands.