Press TV 
Sunday, July 28, 2008
The latest Batman movie continues to obliterate box office records while spreading ‘the praise of the Bush administration in a clever way’.
A Wall Street Journal editorial says the main objective of the latest Batman epic, The Dark Knight, is to place the current US president in a mask, tacitly encouraging Americans to appreciate the ‘war on terror’ in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The US-led war on Iraq began in 2003 after the then US secretary of state, Collin Powel, presented the UN General Assembly with evidence implicating Iraq as an active producer of chemical and biological weapons with ties to al-Qaeda.
Over one million civilians and a handful of American soldiers have so far lost their lives in the war on terror in oil-rich Iraq in spite of the fact that all such US allegations have been discredited as lies.
The WSJ article suggests that the filmmakers of The Dark Knight are secret conservatives who mask their real opinions by putting them in a comicbook movie.
“The good guys become indistinguishable from the bad guys, and we end up denigrating the very heroes who defend us,” reads the article in support of the war launched by misleading public opinion.
A Washington Independent editorial claims The Dark Knight weighs in strongly on the side of the Bush administration by presenting the concepts of security and danger that ‘align so perfectly with those of the Office of the Vice President’, Dick Cheney.
“The Batman’s moral hand-wringing results in the deaths of innocents,” reads the article. It argues that, “Only by becoming like the monster he must vanquish can Batman secure a victory that even he understands is Pyrrhic.”
Christopher Nolan’s new Batman epic, which has received awe-inspiring reviews by critics, crossed the $300-million mark in just ten days with a whopping $75.6 million gross in its second weekend in theaters, The Associated Press reported.