In Defense of 'American Sniper'

January 24, 2015 6:32 PM

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Let me start by agreeing with the critics of American Sniper on one point. The movie does present Iraqis in a one-dimensional way and doesn't spend much time trying to understand the complexities of the war.

Snipers have a specific task -- which is to incapacitate or, more often, kill their target; and from a distance. With that job description, there is little room for snipers to worry about what their targets' lives are like or even the politics of war. If they did, they would never be able to pull th...

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