Ltnt. Dan speaks

Friday, February 17, 2006
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.

8 comments:

RogerA said...

I guess my only question would be, why is so hard for the folks in LA to acknowledge simple truths. Thanks Gary Sinese--and he did a GREAT JOB as my personal favorite president: Harry S Truman.

What a quaint world we live in when a plain political hack, plain spoken, could become President, face down steel workers and the union movement in the face of national security, confront the soviet union like no president until Reagan, call Douglas MacArthur on his insubordination, and still be married to such a wonderfullady as Bess Truman. God, if the democrats has such a man, I might even even be voting democratic now.

Buddy Larsen said...

That article caught my eye, too, Terrye. I think this is the weblink. Senise has been at this project for a long time--a couple of years at least. Add stick-to-it-ivness to his other virtues.

David Thomson said...

“Thanks Gary Sinese--and he did a GREAT JOB as my personal favorite president: Harry S Truman.”

I finally saw this splendid film around two months ago. A used copy only cost me a few bucks at Amazon.com. Gary Sinese is truly an American hero. We can take it for granted that the leftist Hollywood crowd is out to destroy his career.

Specter said...

Finally...one of the actors I actually like reaffirms that I can still see his shows.

Buddy Larsen said...

Ron Siver, too, you can watch--if he ever gets another job, after supporting Bush.

Buddy Larsen said...

SILVER

terrye said...

buddy:

Thanks for the link. I lost it. I kept the quote and lost the link.

Buddy Larsen said...

You're quite welcome, m'am. Thank *you* for the post on it.