February 16, 2007

The Ground Truth

Last night I hosted a MoveOn showing of "The Ground Truth." I did not pre-screen the movie before our guests arrived, so we all saw it with fresh eyes at the same time. "The Ground Truth" is a movie about the experiences of our military forces (both regular and guard) before, during and after their Iraq deployment. There is no narrator outside the voices of these veterans. From recruitment, to action in theater, to their experiences after returning home, this movie is a powerful statement on the human cost of war.

To paraphrase one veteran in the movie, you don't honor the troops by slapping a yellow ribbon magnet on your car. You honor them when you listen to them. The movie is available at Netflix.

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