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'American Sniper': Gun-toting religious fanatic wages holy war in Clint Eastwood's old-fashioned, politically naive Chris Kyle biopic

'American Sniper': Gun-toting religious fanatic wages holy war in Clint Eastwood's old-fashioned, politically naive Chris Kyle biopic

A gun-toting religious fanatic waging a holy war. Sound familiar? Maybe when talking about the Charlie Hebdo massacre, not so much Chris Kyle, self-branded "most lethal sniper in U.S. history" and subject of Best Picture nominee "American Sniper." Kyle called Iraqis "savages" that were "fun" to kill in his memoir about shooting up Eye-raq, all while sporting a Crusader's Cross tattoo. That he was in the U.S. military's employ while blunt about his racist convictions could have been a teachable moment about the the war on terror's hypocritical lexicon, but supporting our troops, one-sided solemnity for the dead, and capitalism's...

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