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Jan 24, 201311:18 AMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Zero Dark Hillary: At this point, what difference does it make?

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Zero Dark Thirty

Two weeks later I’m still thinking about the movie Zero Dark Thirty, about the successful hunt for bin Laden. It may very well be the best movie of the year, although I tend to think that of the last movie I’ve seen.

Best moment: When CIA director Leon Panetta (played by James Gandolfini) is trying to gauge how seriously he should take Jessica Chastain’s character, a 12-year employee, he asks, “What else have you done for us?” Her answer: “Nothing, this is it.”

The website Metacritic weighs critical reviews and assigns scores – in this case, a very high 95, its highest rating of the year, besting Lincoln’s 86 points.

How Kathryn Bigelow was not nominated for best director can only be attributed to Hollywood politics. She suggests that torture was instrumental in finding bin Laden. But she allows the moviegoer to make up his own mind.

For entertainment, the movie never lets up. Even the office scenes are tense. It should be seen for a better appreciation for how dangerous is that part of the world and how difficult is our task.

Although a cynic (or secretary of state) could say, at this point, what difference does it make?

Hey kids, catch my act this Friday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. on the state radio network where I square off with uber-prog “Fighting Ed” Garvey on the Week in Review, hosted by the lovely (getting my Brent Musberger on) Joy Cardin.

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Jan 28, 2013 11:29 am
 Posted by  Matt Logan

David,

Shame on you and every partisan hack who neglected to publish the second part of Hillary's response to Johnson's question. A true American would have posted this:

"With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. Now, honestly, I will do my best to answer your questions about this. The fact is that people were trying, in real time, to get to the best information."

And Johnson's response you cite indicates he wasn't listening either. How can you govern effectively with Johnson's mindset? Oh, and the icing on this cake is that Johnson missed his initial briefing on the incident. How can Johnson tell the truth if he is unwilling to avail himself of the facts?

Feb 14, 2013 12:35 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

"Facts", Matt? The administration blamed the attack on a video, sans facts. It seems as though you have confused fact with opinion, but don't let that stop you.

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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