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Pat Dollard: Ex-Agent, Aspiring Jihadi Killer

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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TEN PERCENT SANE? Dollard on Fox News The conservative fringe has a new darling, and he's a former drug-gobbling, hooker-chasing William Morris agent named Pat Dollard. A 23,000-word profile in the March issue of Vanity Fair tells the story of Dollard's transformation from sharp-dressed dealmaker for the likes of Steven Soderbergh to gonzo auteur who survived two roadside bombings while embedded with Marines in Iraq.

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For the past two years, Dollard's been working on a film called Young Americans, a music video-style documentary explicitly intended to glorify U.S. troops and the violence they deploy in battle. "The message of my movie is simple: If you're a young person in America, the coolest, fucking most badass and most noble thing you can be today is a combat Marine," he tells Evan Wright. "My goal is to de-sensitize young people to violence. I want kids to watch my film and understand that brutality is the fucking appropriate response to a brutal enemy." Hence the footage of a mosque being destroyed and a Marine hoisting a severed Iraqi head before the camera.

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