I’m trying to think of a more shallow and contemptible attitude toward the Iraq War movies than “they don’t ring my bell — I’d prefer something more entertaining.” The Iraq War is our national (and international) tragedy, and about half of this country voted for a man they knew had fabricated reasons for invading in the first place, which means those people bear major responsibility. And here we are living our insular, complacent, doped-up lives in this plastic shopping-mall nation of ours, and we can’t be bothered to absorb, much less consider, movies about what’s going on in Iraq because it’s not entertaining enough? Dylan said it best in Tombstone Blues: “Tell me great hero, but please make it brief/Is there a hole for me to get sick in?”