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Over There - made me wonder..., 28 October 2005
Tonight was the season finale of Over There on FX. I'm sure the series has some historical or technical inaccuracies, but it's a TV show, not a documentary. That said, I thought it was very well done. It shows the life of a squad in Iraq. It doesn't flame liberal anti-war garbage, nor does it spin pro-war for that matter. IMHO, if it makes some viewers salute our troops while being entertained, then it succeeded. Here is the last scene... The squad is sitting around a fire drinking a beer after a long day and a firefight where they lose their lieutenant to friendly fire.

From Sgt. Scream: "The lucky ones live to feel guilty."

Prayer from Pvt. Dim Dumphy: "We solve our problems with violence. That's who we are. It's what we've always been. Not just in this war but in all wars. When we are done we ask each other for forgiveness, understanding, for peace. Let's hope, let's pray I guess. Let's pray that our capacity for forgiveness doesn't wear out before our capacity for tearing each other apart."

Fact: It's 07:23 Bagdag time, Saturday morning. It's 65F right now. Today the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. High 89F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. The last Iraq Coalition casualty was reported as Capt. Michael J. Mackinnon, 30, of Helena, Mont. who died yesterday. That makes a total of 2,211 coalition casualties to date.

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