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Monday, August 15, 2005
I have not watched Steven Bochco's new show OVER THERE. Seeing the previews (while watching RESCUE ME) were more than enough for me. However, Michael Fumento has watched the show and, as I suspected, Bochco has decided the War on Terror is the same as Vietnam. Be sure to check out the pictures Mr. Fumento took while embedded with the EOD. Btw, I hear the ratings took a nosedive after the first episode.
Bochco's Botched and Biased "Over There"
Particularly appalling to me was a slam against Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). It simply fails to show up to disarm a vehicle packed with enough explosives to blow up Rhode Island. I was embedded with the EOD unit of the 8th Engineer Support Battalion at Camp Fallujah. They react to calls with the speed of firefighters (or Domino's pizza) and coolly and professionally carry out some of the most dangerous jobs of the war.
There have got to be a thousand true inspiring stories of courage and kindness by coalition troops during the war, but don't expect to see them on "Over There." The wealthy Mr. Bochco certainly had the resources to tour Iraq before slandering our military and turning FX into the Al Jazeera Channel. But he didn't. Perhaps he was afraid of seeing what the real truth is over there.