The attacks on the movie “American Sniper” continue.
NBC reporter Ayman Mohyeldin was on “Morning Joe” today and the topic of Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL whose life is the subject of “Sniper,” came up. In his assessment, Mohyeldin called the film a “great story,” but only if you don’t know it’s a true story.
“It’s a story about post traumatic stress disorder,” Mohyeldin said. “It addresses the way these veterans come home. How their return to society is always posed with a lot of problems and challenges. So from that perspective it is a very compelling, very thought provoking, very emotional movie.”
“But?” asked host Joe Scarborough.
“When you juxtapose it with the real Chris Kyle and the story and what has emerged about what kind of personality he was, in his own words,” Mohyeldin continued.
“A lot of his own personal opinions about what he was doing in Iraq, how he viewed Iraqis. Some of what people described as his racists tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims as he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment,” said Mohyeldin.
Scarborough responded, “Killing sprees? Chris Kyle was going on killing sprees?”
“When he was on assignments, in terms of what he was doing, a lot of the description that has come out from his book and some of the terminology that he has used people have described as racist, in his personal attitudes about what he was doing overseas, when he was on assignment,” claimed Mohyeldin.
[h/t Free Beacon]