Hildy, "you rock"! What little I knew about Mark Cuban made me think he was an interesting guy who indeed was independent-minded, and not one to easily fall into doctrinaire thinking of any kind. I have heard of THE WAR WITHIN but at this point know little about it. His lengthy response to you did in fact illuminate it for me, and makes me want to see it also. The maturity shown in the way he answered you indicates that he is a mensch, and your directness
in taking him to task (even though, as you acknowledged, you may have jumped the gun) raises the level of this forum several degrees: THIS is what Free Republic is supposed to be about and SHOULD be about.DIALOGUE!
WHoops! Maybe it was me that jumped the gun. I returned to the top and read the original article by Schussel from Frontpagemag.com. It is obviously polemical, a la Ann Coulter, but she is persuasive in the points she makes, which include direct quotes as to the real message behind the film
Maybe Mark Cuban is being disingenuous and is pretending not "to get" the points Debbie is making; maybe his intellect is not subtle enough to see or appreciate the subtext to the film that Debbie sees; hard to say. I'll have to see it myself. But my instincts tell me that the film may be overly sympathetic to terrorists in the usual cowering and craven sense of "it's -really -as- much -our fault- as -anyone's " we've gotten used to hearing from Liberals in the last 4 years.