Screen grab from Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War
2016 is a strangely appropriate year to release a documentary about the war in Iraq. Nearly half a decade after the last American combat troops officially withdrew from the country, Iraq and the surrounding region remains marred in the political infighting and sectarian violence that erupted soon after Saddam fell. Meanwhile, recent attacks by affiliates of the Iraqi-born Islamic State have rocked the Western world, raising the prospect of more to come. And of course, despite official claims that America’s combat mission in the Middle East is over, U.S. boots are back on the ground. The Iraq War is far from being won.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.