Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Afghanistan Song: The Next George Clooney Movie

"The general's staff is a handpicked collection of killers, spies, geniuses, patriots, political operators and outright maniacs. There's a former head of British Special Forces, two Navy Seals, an Afghan Special Forces commando, a lawyer, two fighter pilots and at least two dozen combat veterans and counterinsurgency experts....By midnight at Kitty O'Shea's, much of Team America is completely shitfaced. Two officers do an Irish jig mixed with steps from a traditional Afghan wedding dance, while McChrystal's top advisers lock arms and sing a slurred song of their own invention.

 "Afghanistan!" they bellow. "Afghanistan!" They call it their Afghanistan song.

McChrystal steps away from the circle, observing his team. "All these men," he tells me. "I'd die for them. And they'd die for me." (
That's enough, I don't need to read any m0re, I want to see this all unfold in a movie (Hello Trey Parker?).
 I see George Clooney in the corner, singing into a shoe. 
Matt Damon and Ed Norton are sprawled somewhere bragging. 

This is going to make a very very good movie. 

And I thought the only good Rolling Stone-related movie was "Almost Famous."