So you can either say, "yup thats how our soldiers are - excited to kill iraqi civilians" or you can say "the show unfairly stereotypes our soldiers are murderers".
They also did a good job of throwing in snarky little comments like about the military being comprised of the bottom of the class, etc.
Trust me, that show does the military no favors. When the DUmpies love it you know there is a problem.
I'll have to watch the rest of the series and make my own decision on it. From everything I read about it and saw in the first few episodes it's extremely accurate to what happened, if the SSgt from the unit is working on the project as a producer I have to believe he didn't make stuff up. I'll watch the rest and see what I think.
I saw no stereotype as murders. I also saw no rape, although you mentioned it twice.
Almost everybody in the military has snarky little comments to make at one time or another. Some do it constantly. I saw the men in the squad get really pissed when a civilian boy was shot accidentally. Then even shunned the person that did it (accidentally) and called him asshole.
The DUers can love it for whatever reason they want. If you go to the military type forums like AR-15.com (mostly military) you will see the same kind of comments made by the vets on this thread. The show is appreciated for its realistic portrayal.
The men depicted in the show are all volunteers. Many of them are also professionals. They bitch and complain about the conditions like all military men before them. They make fun of the incompetent officers behind their back like all military men before them. They bitch about not knowing what is going on like all military men before them. They become callous to killing like all military men before them. They are all full of piss and vinegar like all military men before them.
You do know he is a mod, don't you?
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