Thursday, November 11

last letters home

Brian made us watch this HBO documentary this evening. I was not up for such a show (actually, I wouldn't ever watch a documentary such as this on my own volition--too depressing). Thursday nights are for sitcoms, but try finding one to watch (but that was a different post for a different day).

Anyway, I tried to not watch the show, but you couldn't help but pay attention to it. The documentary was about 10 soldiers who died in the Iraq war and the last letters they wrote to their families. The documentary showcased the 10 soldiers and their families (quite a small sample of the 1100+ who have died so far). Members of the soldiers' families read the last letters they received from the soldier and discussed their lives.

Very sad. It's even sadder when you think that the person who put them there never served a day in his life, but we'll just try to stick to the subject at hand. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want my kid in a war, either. But, I have nothing but the utmost respect for anyone who has served in the Armed Forces.

If you are looking for a reason to be depressed, I highly recommend this program. I also highly recommend it for Republicans or anyone else who thinks that war is a good idea. I never thought of myself as a peace-loving, hippie type, but that lifestyle is starting to look pretty good to me.

Number of days until the next presidential election: 1245