A Fresh Wind is Blowing.
But these fighters do keep us safe. And because keeping us safe is harsh, dangerous work, we should glorify them, exalt them in story and song by way of appreciation.
"United 93" — the film celebrating the heroic civilian attempt to retake a hijacked plane on 9/11 — opened last week. That's great. Well done and about time. But now, let's have some war movies.
We need some films celebrating the war against Islamo-fascism in Afghanistan and Iraq — and in Iran as well, if and when that becomes necessary. We need films like those that were made during World War II, films such as 1943's "Sahara" and "Action in the North Atlantic," or "The Fighting Seabees" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," which were released in 1944.
Not all of these were great films, or even good ones, but their patriotic tributes to our fighting forces inspired the nation.
Flight 93 marks a Hollywood adventure from the nutty conspiracy theory movies Hollywood has been creating regarding the ongoing conflict. As I have said earlier, we all have a part to play in the WOT and Hollywood is finally finding its part. Hollywood shoul hope this trend continues because remember the likes of Al-Qaida do not even permit television let alone big screens.