Movies & Politics

Wagging the Dog
Eric Holder is up to his ears with each new revelation about the DOJ’s “Fast and Furious” gun running tracking operation. Just as Darrell Issa is about to subpoena Holder, we have a surprise distraction in the form of an Iranian terror plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador – on US soil.

Okay, let’s get this straight. We’re supposed to believe the Iranian Revolutionary Guard would seek out Mexican drug runners to carry out an assassination in the US? I dunno, the story sounds a little thin. Besides, why is this suddenly news? Manssor Arbabsiar  was arrested on September 29. If it was such a big deal wouldn’t they have made an announcement at the time?

Anyway, what comes to mind is the Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro movie, Wag the Dog. It’s about a Washington spin doctor who hires a Hollywood film producer to produce a fake war in order to distract the world from a presidential sex scandal days before the election. It’s a fun diversion that makes you think about all the political events taking place today. If you have a chance, watch it.

Here’s the trailer: