If this western drama starring James Stewart had been re-released theatrically during the second term of President George W. Bush, it would have felt so contemporary and a had an echo of modern times to it. The 1950 western is Broken Arrow. I watched it for the first time just last week and was really wowed by its political frankness that still feels relevant. I thought of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the creation of Homeland Security and even some of today's comments from Conservatives and "Teabaggers" as we gear up for another presidential election. Cochise, the Indian leader, says "We fight for our land against Americans who try to take it." That's not a Conservative holding up a sign reading "Time To Take Our Country Back." That's Cochise, a Native American. Broken Arrow is worth a look. This stars the post-war Jimmy Stewart, the Stewart who returned from active duty in WWII and got to a deeper, often darker, layer of his All-American Guy persona. We saw this in his George Bailey of Capra's It's A Wonderful Life. In Broken Arrow, he's not the "Aw shucks" sheriff of his 1939 classic, Destry Rides Again. He's a white man who's been taught to hate the Apaches. He questions that lesson.