From: Mitch Berg, Irascible Peasant and Lapsed Movie-Goer
Get an option in on this story. Stat.
And don’t put some moron who cut his/her teeth writing comic book movies on the job of writing the screenplay; the story calls for someone of David Mamet’s stature and talent. Nothing less.
Don’t f*** this one up.
(NARRATOR: “Hollywood will f*** this one up”)
UPDATE: And in case anyone tries to morph some credit over to the civilian and/or military chains of command?
“This Herculean effort couldn’t have been done without the unofficial heroes inside the airfield who defied their orders to not help beyond the airport perimeter by wading into sewage canals and pulling in these targeted people who were flashing pineapples on their phones,” Mann said.
Which brings up a troubling question: if one must defy orders to do the right thing, what does that do for unit cohesion and morale? The authority of the chain of command?
Hidden in this one bit of scarce good new is a lot of really awful stuff for the future of this nation’s institutions.