Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Hey Ma, the boys in body bags...

... coming home in pieces...

As regular readers will know, your humble Devil has generally been ambivalent about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in terms of poilitical wisdom and necessity; I am, however, entirely supportive and, let's face it, in awe of our soldiers who have fought incredibly bravely in those theatres of war.

This video—in support of Help For Heroes—is just incredibly impressive. The video is beatifully cut to mirror the song, which is the title track off James' new album (and apparently used with the band's blessing).


I've never seen explosions up close before and hope never to do so. But these videos are amazing and affecting: it rams home the fact that there are actual people dying. You can see them, there, on those videos.

As I said, I'm in awe. But also irritated: what a pointless waste of lives, on all sides...

3 comments:

Pablo the Scot said...

DK, our boys are the best, selflessly giving of themselves in the Nation's cause. It is a tragedy that they struggle to implement British policy in the teeth of a Government that cynically uses them without supporting them and with a civil population that is largely indifferent.

The video brought a lump to my throat while asking myself why we are expending our greatest treasure on a people who don't want us there, and for a reason that makes little sense when judged against the real world needs of the people of these islands.

Marc said...

Very well made, brings it home.

Anonymous said...

Indeed, lest we forget...