I got this in my email about a newsmax interview with Gary Sinise:
Sinise recently spoke exclusively with NewsMax's James Hirsen, and in the wide-ranging interview the star:
* 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."
* Confide the events of 9/11 changed his view of the world, making him feel "very vulnerable in this country."
* 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.
* Bemoans the treatment of U.S. soldiers by many Americans during the Vietnam War. "They were called baby killers and everything else," he said, even though they "might have been feeding a bunch of starving kids over there in a village." He declares: "That should never happen again."
* Discusses how his Operation Iraqi Children is helping to win the hearts and minds of ordinary Iraqis.
* 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.
Nice to know there are still guys like this in Hollywood.
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