Sunday, September 16, 2007

Iraq War Diary

The episode covered a New Hampshire reserve unit deployed in Iraq. A good part of the hour was covering an Iraqi interpreter named Mohammed, who made negative references to the "white boys from New Hampshire" who made up the majority of his unit. He lets you know that most of them voted for Bush.

The last scene had Mohammed getting sworn in as a US Citizen. The camera was on him as he vowed to protect the US Constitution and he flinched. He explained how he had refused to translate several orders. The show closed with Mohammed saying that he loved being a soldier, he just wished that he could pick his war. Paddling off on some New Hampshire lake.

He says these things in front of a TV camera. Their arrogance will be their undoing.

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