Success of ‘American Sniper’ rekindles culture war over Iraq

January 21, 2015 11:04 AM

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Success of ‘American Sniper’ rekindles culture war over Iraq

The box office smash “American Sniper” is opening a new front in the culture wars by reigniting debate over the Iraq War.

Clint Eastwood’s film, which garnered six Oscar nominations, has quickly turned into the most politically charged movie of the year as pundits and opinion-makers weigh in on its portrayal of Cåhris Kyle, the Navy SEAL credited with the most kills in U.S. history, as well as the war he fought in.

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