Bill Maher Thinks the American Sniper Is More Like a ‘Psychopath Patriot’

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Just in case you were wondering, Bill Maher definitely prefers Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker to the American war film of the moment, American Sniper. Maher has a problem with Eastwood's portrayal of U.S. soldier Chris Kyle as a complicated hero, because Kyle's own memoir makes him seem anything but. "He's a psychopath patriot, and we love him," Maher said. Maher then reads the following quote from Kyle's book of the same title: "I hate the damn savages [talking about the Iraqis] and I've been fighting and I always will. I love killing bad guys. Even with the pain I loved what I was doing. Maybe war isn't really fun, but I certainly was enjoying it." (Maher actually watered the quote down, as Kyle also added: "I couldn’t give a flying fuck about the Iraqis.") For Maher, this is not very Christian-like behavior.