“Since 9/11 ... the United States government and the cooperative media have worked together to make sure that a series of enemies are identified and then attacked as a response to what has been shaped as a global terrorist threat. Narrative-shifting also protects against failure, by making it more difficult to advance any actual inquiry either to learn what motivates terrorists or to explore the apparent ainability of the federal government to respond effectively....
"Valentino’s Ghost exposes widespread bigotry and the deliberate shaping of a narrative against Arabs while also providing considerable insights into why American foreign policy continues to fail in an important part of the world."
"One has to wonder what the reaction would be if the film were to be viewed in the White House.”
BY Philip Giradi,
former CIA officer and exec director, Council for the National Interest, Wash, D.C.