The Only Human Response

by
Abby Zimet

In Cannes for the premiere of his new film about security contractors
in Iraq, the U.K.'s tireless Ken Loach called for Mssrs. Bush, Blair and their
underlings to be tried as war criminals for the invasion. Loach, 73, has
said he made the film "Route Irish" largely out of anger - "anger on behalf of the people who
are not in a position to express it" - over the war. 

On a waterboarding scene in the film: "My only fear is that we
didn't make it tough enough.... This is what we and our allies do. The
only human
response is anger and disgust and sometimes you have to show it. You
can't be too refined about it."

 

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