August 1, 2005, - 10:15 am
FX has been spending a lot of time promoting it’s new Steven Bochco mini-series, “Over There,” about American soldiers in Iraq. In promotions, it constantly claims that there’s no politics in the movie. Right.
In fact, in the Oliver Stone “Platoon” tradition, “Over There” portrays U.S. soldiers in Iraq as drug addicts and potheads. On last week’s premiere, soldier Maurice “Smoke” Williams lights up.
“Over There” co-creator and executive producer Chris Gerolmo told USA Today, “drug use is certainly a part of life in the Army.” I’m sure there are a lot of American soldiers who’d disagree with you, Mr. Gerolmo, including my Army veteran dad.
Shame on you and FX, both.
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