Monday, May 16, 2005

Lucas Turns To The Dark Side

George Lucas, political analyst:

"Star Wars" director George Lucas says that although he wrote the original film during the Vietnam War, his six-part saga could apply to the war in Iraq.

''In terms of evil, one of the original concepts was how does a democracy turn itself into a dictatorship,'' Lucas told a news conference at Cannes, where his final episode had its world premiere.

''The parallels between what we did in Vietnam and what we're doing in Iraq now are unbelievable.

''On the personal level it was how does a good person turn into a bad person, and part of the observation of that is that most bad people think they are good people, they are doing it for the right reasons,'' he added.

Let's see, the democracy (the United States) fought the dictatorship (Ho Chi Minh's North Vietnam and Saddam's Iraq), and a good person (Jane Fonda, George Lucas) turns into a bad person, but thinks (s)he's doing the right God, the parallels really are uncanny!...

UPDATE 12:09 p.m.: Thanks to the great Michelle Malkin for the link - browse around awhile and make yourself at home if you haven't been to these parts before...oh, and make the most out of your Monday...

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