Go and see Rendition – it will make you angry…
…is Hollywood waking up – after Syriana and Munich – to the gross injustices of the Middle East and the shameless and illegal policies of the US in the region?”
Hmm – not exactly:
Bush’s thugs didn’t get fazed like Streep’s CIA boss. They still claim that Arar is a “terrorist suspect”; which is why, when he testified to a special US congressional meeting on 18 October, he had to appear on a giant video screen in Washington. He’s still, you see, not allowed to enter the US. Personally, I’d stay in Canada – in case the FBI decided to ship him back to Syria for another round of torture. But save for the US congressmen – “let me personally give you what our government has not: an apology,” Democratic congressman Bill Delahunt said humbly – there hasn’t been a whimper from the Bush administration.