It is nice to see that one-by-one, trickle-by-trickle, non-Lefty Liberals are coming out of the woodwork in Hollywood. This interview with Gary Sinise is a great example and very interesting.
(click on photo for link to full video interview)
He seems to be doing a bit of mental gymnastics so as not be be labeled a “conservative”… but that’s okay. He is doing good things with his program, Operation Iraqi Children. Sinise and Laura Hillenbrand (the writer of Seabiscuit) spearheaded this effort.
Inspired by their conversations with Operation Iraqi Freedom soldiers as well as Sinise’s tour of the region in 2003, Sinise and Hillenbrand founded Operation Iraqi Children, a grass roots program to provide concerned Americans with a means to reach out to Iraqi kids and help support our soldiers’ efforts to assist the Iraqi people.
“I have seen Iraqi kids climbing on our soldiers and hugging them and kissing them,” remembers Sinise, who accompanied Army soldiers to a dilapidated school they were rebuilding. “I have seen their smiling faces and their attempts to say ‘I love you’ in broken English. The folks I saw had hope in their eyes and gratitude in their hearts for what was done for them.”
It is just nice to finally see an ‘A-List’ Hollywood type actually supporting the troops with deeds, regardless of what his politics may or may not be.
Three cheers, Gary Sinise! If only there were more like him in the entertainment industry who actually talked about their nation in a positive light. I guess it helps when you believe it first.