I found myself watching 24 the last couple nights. On Sunday night...early in the episode...Jack bauer was testifying before a senate committee ( Red Foreman from "That 70's Show" interestingly was the Chairman) and emphatically stated he would not regret or apologize for his actions and methods when it comes to saving innocent human life and preserving National Security. I then recalled some great scenes over the run of the show when Jack either tortured or killed the bad guys. As I tend to do, I decided to ask some "24" fans I know what they thought of the show. The vast majority were "Gung Ho" about Jack bauer. Comments like... "I wish we had a Jack bauer in reality..." came out. I then asked them what they thought of recent Dick Cheney interviews seen on TV news. "he is a SOB, he is evil...on and on and on..." Then i compared jack Bauer's actions and methods to actions and methods used by the W administration to fight terrorists and try to save innocent lives and preserve National Security. This got me some dirty looks and profanity. Seems Americans love jack bauer and his methods when it comes to fantasy TV ... but when jack's methods are used in reality... many of the same people emphatically condemn these same methods. I find that interesting. If you believe Jack Bauer is indeed a "Hero" ... then is it hypocritical to crucify the W administration for using similar methods????
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