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Beating Around The Bush: The Dubya Era In Films
The Quietus , August 13th, 2009 08:42

As GI Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra - the last of the Bush-era films hit our screens - The Quietus celebrates this odd cinematic era. By David Moats and Josh Saco


The Kingdom This film is nothing more than straight up propaganda scaremongering that could teach even William Randolph Hearst a trick or two. The Film does go to great pains to show that there are good Saudis and bad Saudis, but with the good ones supplying the US with oil and the bad ones blowing up baseball games and killing children. Following a terrorist attack on a US compound in Saudi Arabia, the FBI play the noble heroes trying to bring the monstrous Muslim terrorists to justice. Few films work so hard to fan the flames of Islamophobia, fewer do it as well and as disgustingly as The Kingdom does.