Friday, November 12, 2004

Last Letters Home

In addition to the link in my last post to the soldiers' letters printed in the NY Times, here's a link to the HBO documentary on the same subject.

M & I watched it last night. It is guaranteed to make you cry and, for those of us who believe sending our troops over there was a mistake, doubly torturous for the feeling that these young people may have died unnecessarily.

As painful as it is to watch, however, I would recommend all Americans take the time to see it. For us left-wing peaceniks, it may help us to better understand and commiserate with the soldiers and their families, and why they participate in the military. For those right of center, it might bring home to them to terrible costs of this war, even while the administration does its best to suppress information about how badly it is going.

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