The American People React to Zero Dark Thirty

The movie Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, has renewed the discussion over enhanced interrogation techniques.  Kathryn Bigelow, the director, and Mark Boal, the screenwriter, point out that "torture" by CIA officers was instrumental in getting the information needed to find bin Laden.  American Thinker interviewed former high-ranking CIA officials who were at the Agency during those perilous times to get their opinions on the movie. After seeing the movie, it becomes obvious that Americans might now understand what was needed to make sure the homeland remained safe.  The crowds in the theatre are subdued during the movie and afterward.  There is no hissing, no yelling, and no cheering.  As the audience exits, there is an eerie quiet, maybe because the movie brought home the fact to Americans that these were very dangerous times. Jose Rodriguez, Jr., who headed the CIA's Counterterrorism Center and then became director of the National...(Read Full Article)