Who knew that Christopher Nolan was a prophet? Replace Bane with the Taliban and Batman as a washed up, rich America and you have a great analogy in film of the Afghan War over the last twenty years. If one were creative enough they could even add in the surge years where Batman fights back and tries to "adapt" to fighting...but the Taliban were born into it. You could have the guys watching as allied nations. Bane even gets Batman's armory before breaking him, similar to the spoils of war the Taliban just received through their victory over imperial America.
As a multiple tour vet, including Afghanistan (2010-2011, Surge years) that was hard to write. But, unlike our leadership, we have to face our losses like men and examine ourselves. In this movie, Batman wins in the end. He gains back Gotham by getting back in shape and going underground. Can America's vets, or the heritage Americans rise to the challenge in our own nation? Will there be a fight or will America be invaded and overrun by the entire world without any resistance? Which will break first, our spirit or our body? That is a question only you can answer. Raptor 2, out.