Tuesday, March 15, 2005

War Movies

Phil Carter whines about the PR damage that is being done or has the potential to be done with footage shot by soldiers. It ain't pretty stuff. He wants the Pentagon to somehow put a stop to the practice (as if it could). But I think he has gone completely the wrong track. The amateur videos show what we have asked our troops to do in our name and whatever heat that comes from that we have fairly earned. Grow up, Phil. War is Hell. And the uglier the better. We don't ever need to be sugarcoating the consequences of making war. Otherwise we can never hope to be able to make mature decisions about it.

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