Last night I had the privilege to see the movie Sir no Sir, which is about the GI anti war movement against the Vietnam War. I just have to say, it was an amazing movie, and it should be a must see for anyone who is against this war, or was against the Vietnam War at the time.
The movie helps to break away the myth that all of the soldiers that are in the military support their leaders and the president. Instead, it paints a beautiful picture of internal resistance from the people who actually had to fight in the war.
Although many people seem to remember the mass mobilizations and the protests against the Vietnam War, this movie reminds everyone that one of the driving forces behind these protests was Vietnam Veterans against the war and many Veterans in general.
This applies very much to today, where some of the top organizations leading the protests against the Iraq war are veteran and military related groups such as:
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Veterans for Peace
Gold Star Families for Peace
Military Families Speak Out
In summary, the movie is an excellent film, and a must see for anyone who is against the war in Iraq. Also, it would be a great film to start a discussion with someone who is on the fence, or is totally in favor of today’s war (although opinion polls show that not too many of those people exist). Check out the show times in your area, and take a friend to go see it; you won’t be disappointed.