I've heard more about Nazis in the past few weeks than any other time this century. And now there's a movie in the theaters about killing Nazis that's raking in the money.
If you've read the reviews or seen the commercials for Inglourious Basterds, you know what I'm talking about. It look likes a rip roaring blood streaked WWII movie about good guys vs. bad guys of a style we haven't seen in decades. But why Nazis now?
Maybe the movie has been sitting on the shelf, and as soon as there's a whiff of news with any relation back to that inglorious period, then off to the theaters it went.
We've got an enemy named Al Qaeda with a membership wanting nothing better than to go to heaven having killed as many infidels - that would be us - as possible. Many Americans might like a movie with a pack of handsome stars sneaking into their stronghold and doing to Al Qaeda what the movie characters do to Nazis.
Oh wait, that would involve covert actions, something our current administration couldn't countenance. Furthermore, there's apparently a scene in the movie in which a Nazi gets a Swastika carved on his face. That would be torture, there would be no torture. Captives have a right to remain silent, and if they can't afford an attorney . . . movie fans know the drill. Any violations of human rights, as defined by Attorney General Eric Holder, would be prosecuted. Best stick to an era when enemies were enemies. After all, that was the "Good War."