… strong material, weak film …

In a way everyone should see The Hurt Locker:  it’s not a good film but it makes clear what it’s like for our soldiers in Iraq to carry out their duties while relentlessly under the eyes of armed enemy insurgents out to kill them.

The movie does have suspense — these are, after all, our boys moving into treacherous, hostile situations time and time again, acting heroically and escaping by the skin of their teeth.  One thing’s for sure:  when traveling on a desolate road in this country, don’t get a flat tire.

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