During his opening monologue as host of tonight’s Academy Awards, Jon Stewart noted that films about the Iraq war were noticeably absent from the nominees. He then poked at Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) suggestion that U.S. troops should stay in Iraq for 100 more years:
STEWART: Not all films did as well as Juno, obviously. The films that were made about the Iraq war — let’s face it — did not do as well. But I am telling you — if we stay the course and keep these movies in the theaters, we can turn this around.
I don’t care if it takes 100 years, withdrawing the Iraq movies would only embolden the audience. We cannot let the audience win.