Clint Eastwood: ‘American Sniper’ Is Anti-War

“Hey pop, you think they’ll give us a trophy?!”
“I’m not your dad, and stop grinning at me, you look like a candy-ass.”

The fervor surrounding American Sniper is divided into two camps. On one side, it’s people who take issue with the lies Chris Kyle included in his memoir (which are omitted from the film adaptation), who then decided to question the motivations and recollections of a war vet with clear emotional struggles. On the other side, it’s the America-boner, war drum-beating “Serve, or STFU” die hard fans who thought the guy who directed the film was on their side. *sad trombone* Turns out Clint Eastwood is still standing his ground that the movie is anti-war and you know what? I’m having trouble typing because I’m laughing at the irony, so read his direct quote as I compose myself. Via Huffington Post:

I think it’s nice for veterans, because it shows what they go through, and that life — and the wives and families of veterans. It has a great indication of the stresses they are under. And I think that all adds up to kind of an anti-war [message].


Eastwood admitted the film “glorifies” the sniping that its true-life subject, Chris Kyle, did during his tours in Iraq, but he said Kyle’s actions are qualified by regrets. “And that’s just the way it is,” he said. “I think it’s anti. It just depends on how you want to look at it.”

He goes on to say how he actually opposed both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, because of historical precedent and regional strategic disadvantages, but that doesn’t matter, because he’s now a libtard faggot who clearly sold out to Hollywood, not an intelligent, thinking person who’s able to hold two very simple concepts in his mind at once. 1.) War isn’t always necessary. 2.) The people who choose to serve and fight in them deserve respect and have interesting stories to tell. Stories that we can and should learn lessons from regarding the human cost and political motivations of said wars and oh good, you’re already burning the empty chair you set at the dinner table every night.

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