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22 May 2006

 

BAGHDAD ER

God damn. The soldiers of the 86th Combat Support Hospital are just amazing people. I hope I never have to meet them, or one of their brethern, though. If you watched last nights show and the tears didn't flow, I don't know what to say. I couldn't imagine going through that day in, and day out, for a years tour.

'Baghdad ER': Saluting Valor On the Medical Front Lines

By Tom Shales
Washington Post
Staff Writer
Saturday, May 20, 2006; C01

To read political motives into "Baghdad ER," a poignant and powerful documentary about military medical personnel working in Iraq, would be to insult and diminish not only the film but also its subjects. Even so, the right wing has started flapping already, and the Pentagon reputedly finds the movie worrisome.

Truth is always worrisome to those with vested interests. Those who would denigrate the film --which is a lesson in humanity, not politics--presumably have chosen to ignore the printed prologue on the screen: "This film is a tribute to the heroism and sacrifice of the soldiers who are the patients and staff of the 86th Combat Support Hospital" -- men and women working feverishly and around the clock to put wounded soldiers back together amid the horror of a bedeviling war.


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