We've all seen so much of the debate for and against the war, the glamorous hollywood depictions, the local hero eulogies in our home towns, but this is the first movie that I've known of that lets the soldiers speak for themselves. It's important and truly fascinating to see what really goes on in Iraq, day to day on the streets and in the bunk rooms. Everybody says they support the troops but it's so easy to forget that they're a diverse group of individuals with dreams, fears, and opinions about this work that they're doing. It's also really interesting to see them interact with the Iraqi citizens and to get their view on the occupation.
As a person with a close family member recently sent home after getting injured in Iraq, these soldiers really ring true to me. I was happy to get to know them a little bit through this film. These men and women are slowly returning and picking up their lives. If we truly support them, we will make an effort to understand what they've been through as we welcome them back home.