War, Inc. is not subtle as far as satire goes, but it is precisely the sledgehammer hit -- the "shock" of the totally outlandish and suffocating all-over-the-place bombing of the viewer's senses -- that makes the film a truly onomatopoeic visual to the audacious crimes it is ridiculing on screen.
The plot revolves around a corporate hit-man, Brand Hauser (Cusack), who is hired by a corrupt US defense contractor called Tamerlane to assassinate the oil minister of the fictional Middle Eastern country of Turaqistan, which has been invaded by the United States. Tamerlane's CEO is a former United States Vice President, played brilliantly by Dan Aykroyd and obviously based on the current real life Vice President and former Halliburton CEO, Dick Cheney.
Asked what Cusack would say to Vice President Dick Cheney if he had the opportunity, Cusack wisecracks, "You have the right to remain silent."
From the get go of the war, it was clear to this blonde that something was awfully fishy. In fact, if the US wanted Saddam dead, why not hire a hitman to take him out? Why bomb the shit out of the country? If journalists were able to interview Saddam before the war, it would have been possible for al CIAda to send in a journo-hitman. I do not condone hitmen, by the way... I just hope that someday another country doesn't feel it's necessary to bomb the hell out of our country to get at our leaders... you know how things tend to turn around and bite you in the ass.
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