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Zero Dark Thirty || No Apologies

George Bush and Dick Cheney established a dedicated program of torture of suspected 9-11 terrorists. The torture part of the film Zero Dark 30 calls out this policy and practice. It was very active as the first phase of the hunt for the Bin Laden leadership, and in that respect it seems inaccurate…..(they DID use torture to find bin laden, even though the final piece of information came from elsewhere, seems the point, and they used a lot of it. They were showing that torture was used to look for him, to find him). The characters introduced in the torture scene opening included a principle character who was there every day until he job was finished. Pay attention. 
The film was about a process, the process: It was the process of finding OSL that is described.  I did not see the film say any one point was emphasized over another….including conflicts, dead ends, mistakes and the endurance of the central team in their efforts day after day to find OSL.
That it was a woman in particular, …