Friday, May 26, 2006

"Baghdad ER"

By Cassandra D

If you have HBO and haven't yet seen "Baghdad ER," it's on again tonight. It should be a Memorial Day obligation for every adult in this country to see it.

Whether you support or oppose the war this HBO documentary provides an important and eye-opening look at the harsh reality of injury and death in Iraq. It is horrifying, as all wars are, and brings home to me, anyway, the idea that wars have extremely high stakes and should not be undertaken without good reason and planning. We all owe it to our service men and women to try to understand what they face every day, especially as we look forward to this three-day weekend. It is too easy for us to go about our lives and forget that they are over there, in harm's way.

3 Comments:

At 9:54 AM, Anonymous turtleboi said...

I've got a kick-ass barbecue party to go to tonight, but I'll TiVo that.

(Okay, I'm lying, I don't have TiVo, but I will throw in a tape.)

 
At 11:58 AM, Anonymous flamewhore said...

Excellent post Ms. D.! Memorial Day is NOT about beer, barbecue and department store sales.

 
At 1:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see something here besides the Friday Random. Thanks Cass.

 

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