Friday, July 25, 2008

except batman doesn't beat up or beat down the innocent...

Kos writer excerpts this piece from the WSJ:
There seems to me no question that the Batman film "The Dark Knight," currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war. Like W, Batman is vilified and despised for confronting terrorists in the only terms they understand. Like W, Batman sometimes has to push the boundaries of civil rights to deal with an emergency, certain that he will re-establish those boundaries when the emergency is past.
I've read my share of Batman comics dating back to the 60s. Batman goes after bad guys, not sorry bastards caught in the middle. And if we could merge the reality-based and faith-based for a nano-second, Batman would go after Bush with prejudice.

End of story.

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