Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Baghdad blues

I've been expecting this. The first TV series based upon the Bush (hswib) War is out. It's a Bochco product so expect it to be good. From the review the cast of characters is predictable at the start. It will be interesting to see how it develops. Other Bochco products have tended to take on a life of their own.

1 comment:

Kendall said...

I saw it and I like it. Most recent episode demonstrated the tough position our soldiers are in at checkpoints. When an enemy has been known to use women and children as decoys and when the civilians can be packing high explosives, soldiers have no choice but to shoot first and ask questions later.

I doubt the point is being made in Iraq that it's the actions of the insurgents that may be endangering civilians more that the actions of the soldiers. In practice the soldiers are the insurgents pawns in the effort to stir up resentment to the US. Of course there are more than a few soldiers who create resentment without being provoked by the insurgents.