Thank You for Your Service: How many victims are there of America’s ongoing wars?

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About the Author
Joanne Laurier is a film critic with wsws.org, a socialist organization. 

JOANNE LAURIER—Hall’s Thank You for Your Service does not even go through the motions of pretending to have any concern for the Iraqi people, who have suffered horribly for nearly three decades as a result of Washington’s geopolitical aims. More than one million Iraqis have died as a result of the actions of the American military, CIA and their allies in one of the greatest crimes of modern history.



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Parting shot—a word from the editors
The Best Definition of Donald Trump We Have Found

In his zeal to prove to his antagonists in the War Party that he is as bloodthirsty as their champion, Hillary Clinton, and more manly than Barack Obama, Trump seems to have gone “play-crazy” — acting like an unpredictable maniac in order to terrorize the Russians into forcing some kind of dramatic concessions from their Syrian allies, or risk Armageddon.However, the “play-crazy” gambit can only work when the leader is, in real life, a disciplined and intelligent actor, who knows precisely what actual boundaries must not be crossed. That ain’t Donald Trump — a pitifully shallow and ill-disciplined man, emotionally handicapped by obscene privilege and cognitively crippled by white American chauvinism. By pushing Trump into a corner and demanding that he display his most bellicose self, or be ceaselessly mocked as a “puppet” and minion of Russia, a lesser power, the War Party and its media and clandestine services have created a perfect storm of mayhem that may consume us all. Glen Ford, Editor in Chief, Black Agenda Report 

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    spengler1 • 8 hours ago
    As much as anti-war movies have attempted in the past to portray the horror and waste of war, they have seldom tackled the raison d’etre of the ruling classes in waging these wars. The movie industry is indebted to the capitalists to provide funding of their work and therefore is loathe to criticize the system.

    The anti-intellectualism of American society also conspires against an in depth examination of our political system. No movie that set out to examine the heart and mind of the beast has ever made it to the movie theaters. It will be denied birth by the very corporate arbiters of our thought process, and shunned by a public that prefers easy explanations that cannot be anything but superficial.

    Howard Schumann • a day ago
    While Thank You for Your Service does not always have
    the huge political or even emotional impact it should, it helps us to understand the trauma that many of those who have survived the war have to face. Hall resists the temptation to score political points and offers no direct criticism of the military or the War in Iraq, yet the point of the film is not obscure.

    The film, like the book it was based on, makes its point not by being a polemic but by showing the effects of the war on real human beings, a more valuable statement.

    British poet Wilfred Owen expressed it best in his poem
    “Dulce et Decorum est,” written to a friend, “If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs…my friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory, the old lie; Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori.” (It is sweet and right to die
    for your country).

    As demonstrated in the ironically titled Thank You for Your
    Service, it is a lie that can turn to heartbreak, then anger, and often tragedy

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