Sunday, February 05, 2006

Our Friend, Turkey

The biggest movie ever made in Turkey is hitting the screens:

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- In the most expensive Turkish movie ever made, American soldiers in Iraq crash a wedding and pump a little boy full of lead in front of his mother.

They kill dozens of innocent people with random machine-gun fire, shoot the groom in the head, and drag those left alive to Abu Ghraib prison -- where a Jewish doctor cuts out their organs, which he sells to rich people in New York, London and Tel Aviv.

So if certain interest groups will leap all over Hollywood for "demonizing Arabs," will they also come out against this celluloid slander?

No, I'm not holding my breath, either.

[Hat tip, Greyhawk, whose post features some interesting comments from Turkey.]

Of course, Turkey has a long and storied film history.