If these antiwar comments are the beginning of an ill-considered, organized campaign to get back into the good graces of the Hollywood establishment that gave him the Oscar for Braveheart, so he can show he's not different from them and march arm-in-arm with Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, there will be a great deal of disgust from the people who have enjoyed Mel's movies in the past.
Daniel Radosh reacts to Medved:
Right, because drunken, antisemitic and sexist tirades are understandable, but opposing the war—that's disgusting!
Radosh also notes that "it was pretty shrewd of Mel to launch his 'organized campaign' more than two years before his fall from grace. As Medved should know (doesn't he have a clipping service?), Gibson expressed 'doubts' about the war back in March, 2004 and a year later asked, 'what the hell are we doing in Iraq?'"