CANNES, France - Without Michael Moore and "Fahrenheit 9/11" at the Cannes Film Festival this time, it was left to George Lucas and "Star Wars" to pique European ire over the state of world relations and the United States' role in it.
"We were just funding Saddam Hussein and giving him weapons of mass destruction. We didn't think of him as an enemy at that time. We were going after Iran and using him as our surrogate, just as we were doing in Vietnam. ... The parallels between what we did in Vietnam and what we're doing in Iraq now are unbelievable."
The prequel trilogy is based on a back-story outline Lucas created in the mid-1970s for the original three "Star Wars" movies, so the themes percolated out of the Vietnam War and the Nixon-Watergate era, he said.
Lucas began researching how democracies can turn into dictatorships with full consent of the electorate.
Once again, it's sad to see the creative force behind such beloved films is such a loony moonbat. The cherished memories of childhood heroes is now forever tarnished by their association with arrogant stupidity.
Sir George rips him a new one:
Does Lucas not realize that GW Bush is a fighter pilot, the son of the youngest combat pilot in US Navy history? And in the Star Wars universe what did the son of the famous boy pilot end up doing? That's right, starring in "Amadeus". Palpatine was not known as a pilot, but as someone who secretly cavorted with the enemy, and in truth was the enemy. If there's a Sith among us he was the one in Paris secretly meeting with representatives of Hanoi. What did he promise us? A government that worked, and a plan to end the war, bring harmony to the world, and restore order to the UN. Gettin' any of this, George? John Kerry, perpetually self-confessing war criminal, is Sith.
Blatantly stolen from The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.