"Russell - it sounds like you're seeing the nuances of the film and the situation that both filmmakers found themselves in. I admire your ability to update your opinion based on new information (in this case, watching the film in combination…"
Respectfully, I have to disagree with your assessment of the film's purpose. It's not that the movie, "...describes in the clearest, most basic format how bankrupt our national policy is in East Asia." but rather…"
"I think the bottom line (summed up in some of the other posts) is that this film is an unvarnished look at what Soldiers go through on a daily basis. Sometimes it can be boring as hell, sometimes funny, sometimes sad and sometimes downright crazy.…"
"Jim - if you have contact with Chantal, please thank her for this wonderful poem. She perfectly captures the instant brotherhood you feel with someone else who has served. She also needs to understand that the "...strong service of courageous…"