The HBO documentary, Baghdad ER, takes a look at the struggles of wounded soldiers and the medical teams that fight to save their lives everyday in Iraq.
This is the part of war that most spoiled pampered oblivious Americans don't get the chance to see. Most Americans still think that war is a game. Over the last 15 years or so (since Gulf War I) the U.S. government has literally been able to sell the American public the idea that war is just a video game, with no real consequences.
I just wish this documentary had been done sooner, and I wish that it would play over and over as a weekly series. Every American needs to see the reality of war....to see the pain and strife that their ignorance, apathy, and indifference causes for people around the planet.
Now the U.S. Army wants to back away from supporting the film (although they supported it initially). The change came after the Army realized that the film was not going to be part of their fake news and pro-war propaganda campaign. The Army assumed that this was going to be part of the "program". lol They freaked & proceeded to "flip flop" when they realized that it was going to be real news from Iraq. CRAZY!!!!
Too bad CNN, and FOX News (State-Run Corporate media) won't show what's really going on.
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A more in depth Public Radio Discussion about "Baghdad ER".
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Report from NPR.
HBO homepage for the documentary. Preview and other information available.