Trying to see if it's being played again. If not I will have to see if the DVD is on Netflix..
Just finished reading John Krakauers book on Pat Tillman. It's definitely a hit piece on The White House, GWB, McChrystal, and others. In between those areas you get a few excellent exerpts of how crazy things can get and how our soldiers still do what is asked of them to the best of their abilities.
"War is not merely a political act, but also a political instrument, a continuation of political relations, a carrying out of the same by other means." - Carl von Clausewitz (I love the scene in Crimson Tide where this quote gets delivered)
"War is always about betrayal, betrayal of the young by the old, of idealists by cynics and of troops by politicians." - Chris Hedges, "A Culture of Atrocity"
Given those two quotes and having some generic understanding that the Soviet-Afghan war lead to the demise of the USSR, I do hope that for our troops sake as well as the good of our nation that we wrap up our operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, etc. as soon as possible.