Monday, September 8, 2008

'Man, will this never stop?'

Interesting video piece from The Guardian that talks to a U.S. Medevac crew member in Afghanistan.

Most poignant moment comes at 2:05 when he makes a verbal mistake which probably gives away more about the challenges he faces than anything else he says. The other things he says are pretty poignant as well.

Something else I noticed is that patter style of speech: he's not fully talking to the camera, he's allowing the images in his head to spill out at their own rhythm -- trying to expel them.

3 comments:

Lottie said...

I see what you mean about the verbal slip. It must be so hard for these guys dealing with that kind of on site mayhem and madness.

Anonymous said...

Sad. In essence, unfortunately it's probably something that has been played out for a thousand years. Decent well meaning people sent off to fight for what they are are told is a just cause - only to find out war involves pain and fear, women and children.

Bush, Blair should be horsewhipped........

Donal said...

That was a harrowing piece of film. Depressing as hell.