Sunday, October 7, 2007

Casualties in Iraq, The Valley of Elah


I have been preparing a special newsletter on Iraq, and it will be sent soon. But this report thoroughly covers wounded and dead since 2003. All of us should keep this handy for our calls, letters, speeches, conversations. (Thanks to Chris Delacruz for sending it.)



What it does not include is the numbers of people made mentally and morally (psychopathic) ill by the war. I urge you to see THE VALLEY OF ELAH, with Tommy Lee Jones playing an ex-Army father searching for his GI son just returned from Iraq who has disappeared. It's fine film art, the story multilayered with meanings, beginning with the title. Times: 12:55, 4:15, 7:05, 9:50 (and apparently a morning showing at 10). These times are when the previews begin; the film starts 10 minutes later.

Dick Bennett

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