4) In the film we see many graphic scenes of war. Many were shown on the news in the United States while the war was being fought. In more recent wars, fewer of these images have been seen by the public. Do you think these images serve a purpose? Should they be shown?
I never really got a clear understanding of what a war was because I was honestly not really interested in it. Having seen this film in class "hearts and minds” by Peter Davis it completely changed my whole mind set on the war life! There were all kinds of different sources in this film, from real images to interviews, news footage to scenes from old movies. In the film we see many graphic scenes of war. Many were shown on the news in the United States while the war was being fought. Many of those images touched my heart dearly. Images of U.S soldier's beating Vietnam's people, soldier's burning down houses with people still in them. In more recent wars, fewer of these images have been seen by the public. So why is that? I think those images from our former wars served all Americans a purpose. That purpose was making the people more aware of what was really happening in our wars! To open the eyes of other's and let them see that the war was cruel and unjust. Not only to the the other side of the fighting world but also to our side. Our soldier’s were abusing their powers correct but it was also affecting our soldier’s. The war left people, paralyzed, brain dead, terrorized, in fear! Was this worthy of a fight? Of a war? I honestly think they should have shown these images and continue showing these images so that the public could be well informed of what’s going on in our wars. So that many people that our not well informed could be more considered of our issues with other countries and other nations.