John Cusack began working on his new film War, Inc., which premieres in LA and New York May 23, about a year into the US occupation of Iraq. From the moment US tanks rolled into Baghdad, Cusack was a voracious consumer of news about the war. Watching the insanity of the erection of the Green Zone and the advent of the era of McWar, complete with tens of thousands of “private contractors,” Cusack set out to use the medium of film to unveil the madness…..
Archive for May 16th, 2008
Just off the House floor today, the Crypt overheard House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers tell two other people: â€œWeâ€™re closing in on Rove. Someoneâ€™s got to kick his ass.â€ â€œWe want him for so many things, itâ€™s hard to keep track,â€ Conyers said.
Asked a few minutes later for a more official explanation, Conyers told us that Rove has a week to appear before his committee. If he doesnâ€™t, said Conyers, â€œWeâ€™ll do what any self-respecting committee would do. Weâ€™d hold him in contempt. Either that or go and have him arrested.â€