Gary Developed His Great Respect For the Armed Forces While Researching "Mission to Mars"
Respected online journal NewsMax recently spoke about the war in Iraq with noted foreign policy expert Gary Sinise. In the "wide-ranging interview," Sinise:
- Berates the media over coverage of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, and tells of a talk he had with a journalist who admitted the press focuses on negative stories in the Middle East because "bad news sells."
- Stresses the dangers the U.S. faces in the war against terror, saying that if the 9/11 attackers "could have killed 300,000 instead of 3,000, they would have been all the happier about that."
- Recalls how the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut affected him deeply.
- Talks about the values he is trying to instill in his teenage children - and how working on a TV show differs from acting in a movie.
On a related note, next month's Commentary has an exclusive with Matthew McConaughey, in which he discusses Europe's strategy in dealing with Hamas, explains Israeli plans to "isolate" Gaza, and shares some hilarious language lessons from Spanish sexpot Penelope Cruz.