February 25, 2005

ER in Iraq

Half of last night's ER episode took place in Iraq. One of our dashing young doctors is serving duty in an Iraq field hospital. This is something we really need to see. We can't let people forget what is happening in Iraq. Over 14 million households watch ER. Today 3 U.S. soldiers died in a roadside bomb along with 4 Iraq civilians, including a little girl. That's just a headline. What did it look like? What did it feel like? Sometimes fiction can be better than news ER is drama. A fictional recreation can have emotional impact the nightly news just can't do. If it were up to me the only way war would ever be depicted would be from the hospitals. Then we would fall out of love with war real fast.

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