Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Updated: Voight: Pro-America, Pro-War

Jon Voight, in an interview with Radar Online, shows that he understands the Jihadi threat we face. Money quote:

The war on terror is real. People would have you believe it's not real. This is not Vietnam. This particular situation is not the same wherein we can walk away and just leave destruction behind us. No, we can't. Anyone who has paid attention to what [Iranian President] Ahmadinejad is saying, what all the mullahs are saying in this country and in England, and in all of the Arab world, this is serious--they're calling for the destruction of America and all democracy and that's what's going on. We could lose this war.

Was the Iraq war part of the war on terror before we got there?

I'm interested in talking about this, but it's been so politicized, it's very disturbing, very dangerous. My view of it is this: they say our president lied to us. Well, he didn't lie to us, everybody else had the information he had, and they voted for that tactic. And the idea of weapons of mass destruction, whether they were in fact removed to other places, to Lebanon, to Syria, that's still in play, we don't know the full answer of where all that stuff went, because they had it, they have the pieces. Now, whether someone else has them or whether we're playing a careful game not to reveal that we know where things are, that's another big aspect of it. The Administration's in a tough spot, because if they say they know where these pieces are, and they can't get at them, they're alerting other energies to know where they are. . . .

We really just want a fair interview, nothing more. We try to talk to people in the public eye who are interesting and ask them about topics our readers care about. I think most people have strong opinions on this subject, and they might want to hear yours, considering who you are.

The question for me is: who are you and where are your sensibilities? If you're part of a left-wing bias and want to turn what I say in favor of someone on your agenda, I would say I don't want to talk about it with you. It's difficult for me ... because I see so many people go in the wrong direction. I see it all the time and it's very, very disturbing. What's being said in so many places in the country is just dangerous.

How many parties does he not get invited to with opinions like these?

(HT: Debbie Schlussel)

Update: Hot Air and Michelle Malkin include a video of Voight talking sense on FOXNews.

Update 2:: Voight did two hours on Hugh Hewitt's show promoting his new film September Dawn and talking politics .

1 comment:

Adam Walter said...

Wow, how does one make sense of a guy like Voight? Remember, this is the guy who said that The Passion was creating new waves of anti-semitism that were sweeping across the U.S.

He sorta makes my head spin...