Saturday, October 25, 2008

Red Dawn remake

Surely the timing was a coincidence.* Nevertheless, I thought it an amusing one.

Harry E. Sloan, the Chairman and CEO of MGM, donated $38,500 to John McCain's campaign to win the Republican nomination in the primaries.

In May 2008 this heavyweight McCain campaign donor stood before an audience at Cannes and announced that his studio would produce a remake of Red Dawn -- the celebrated 1984 Cold War classic about an invasion of the United States by the armed forces of Russia and Cuba.

Scarcely three months later, McCain's good friend, Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili started a war with Russia. It was not long before John McCain had goaded the White House, the US news media -- and even Obama -- to match the bellicosity of his anti-Russian rhetoric.

If there is a lesson in all this, it is to be wary of remakes -- and those who produce them.
* USDOF claims the timing was no coincidence.

1 comment:

  1. cool ! freaking hilarious !

    no wonder McCain is "Georgian" :)
    perhaps he even secretly admires his countryman - Stalin.

    he certainly admires Pinochet:

    McCain's Private Visit With Chilean Dictator Pinochet Revealed For First Time

    >>>John McCain, who has harshly criticized the idea of sitting down with dictators without pre-conditions, appears to have done just that.

    According to a declassified U.S. Embassy cable secured by The Huffington Post, McCain described the meeting with Pinochet "as friendly and at times warm, but noted that Pinochet does seem obsessed with the threat of communism."

    "Most of his 30-minute meeting with the president ... was spent in discussing the dangers of communism, a subject about which the president seems obsessed..."

    There is no indication that the subject of human rights or return to democracy was raised with Pinochet.<<<

    well, no wonder that McCain likes friends who are "obsessed with the threat of communism" - even though Russia has ended CPSU rule 20 years ago, he still rides the same horse of "communism threat". well, yeah, now it is "almost evil Empire" threat.

    Not Only McCain Palled Around With Pinochet


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