Thursday, February 19, 2004

DISPERSING FAST! The movie “Osama” is a tide that's sweeping the nation’s capital:

The buzz started when first lady Laura Bush screened it at the White House on Jan. 28 and blurbed it for this column as a "disturbing" must-see for anyone interested in Afghan women's rights. Then her husband watched the Golden Globe-winning movie, about a little girl's survival under Taliban rule. He promptly advised Cabinet members to see it. The studio sent cassettes to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of State Colin Powell. Powell liked it so much that the State Department is working with MGM/UA to get the movie to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"This movie will sear your soul," Powell said in a blurb, er, statement yesterday. "It will show you where evil lives and how it dominates human life. It will make you hurt. But in the end it will teach you why President Bush is right about waging the war on terrorists until there are no more of them."

Hillary Clinton sponsored a screening last week with fellow Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Maybe their blurbs will get it reconsidered for an Oscar.
It’s spreading faster than sars!


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