Monday, August 25, 2008

Stop-Loss Final

I think that the ending of the movie is one of hopelessness.

To the government that was instituted to protect your rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness--the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness mean jack squat.

2 comments:

  1. Maj. Woody6:33 PM

    Some of my college friends were at the end of their terms of service in the Army when the Iraq War started. At least one was kept on like the guy in that movie. In reality, the military is not the civilian world we're used to. The Department of Defense owns your ass once you sign up. The best way to get out of the service is to prove yourself worthless. This dude was too valuable. The military spends sometimes millions of dollars on these guys, for the purpose of preparing them for conflict. The valuable guys don't get to leave when they're needed most. I don't feel sorry for the guy. War is hell, people die. Is this a new discovery?

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  2. Anonymous9:43 PM

    It's not the stop-loss clause that is the problem. It's the war that is the problem.

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