Fox News reports that the acting director of the CIA thought it was important to point out the inaccuracies in upcoming movie “Zero-Dark-Thirty”.
“I would not normally comment on a Hollywood film, but I think it’s important to put (the film,) which deals with one of the most significant achievements in our history, into some context,” acting CIA Director Mike Morell said Friday.
He said the film addresses the successful hunt for bin Laden but in doing so “takes significant artistic license, while portraying itself as being historically accurate.”
Now why would Hollywood use a bit of artistic license when they make a movie? That’s ridiculous. It’s funny how they collaborated with the production and writing crew to get this film out and now they’re concerned because it may put too much emphasis on the “torture” aspect and it might make the president look like an indecisive boob.
Morell acknowledged that torture techniques — such as water boarding — were used on detainees, but said multiple streams of intelligence led CIA analysts to conclude that bin Laden was hiding in Abbottabad.
“Whether enhanced interrogation techniques were the only timely and effective way to obtain information from those detainees, as the film suggests, is a matter of debate that cannot and never will be definitively resolved,” he said
I wonder if they’re willing to put a stop to waterboarding at SERE School, since it’s torture yet we use it on our own soldiers to train them.
I’m sure that the interim director of the CIA has better things to do than make idiot statements about Hollywood production values, ya know, since there this war thing still happening.