Updated on October 14, 2011
CSI: Miami – Promoting the Good in Iraq
Many of us have seen the MSM misrepresent or not even report the good things that our military is doing in Iraq. We see TV shows and movies on the big and small screen that stand on either side of the issue. Some are very elaborate and in your face while others are moreÂ subtle. The latter was the case in last nights episode of CSI: Miami.
I don’t always watch the show, sometimes I watch “Castle“, so I didn’t know that Cain’s son had enlisted in the Army and been sent to Iraq. At the end of the episode they showed Cain signing into a videoÂ conferenceÂ on his computer. The picture we see on the computer screen isÂ Cain’sÂ son, in battle fatigues and in Iraq. There are the usual parent/child pleasantries and concerns passed from one to another. They could have ended the scene with that, but they didn’t. They go on to have Cain’s son talk about rebuilding the schools and how happy the kids are to have them.
It was a short statement, but for me, very emotional. (I actually had a tear well up in my eyes.) TheÂ eloquenceÂ andÂ simplicityÂ in which it was done was a thundering message to those that have been there and done that. Even if the rest of the world misses the message, and I don’tÂ thinkÂ they can, at least those standing the line know that someone knows of the good they are doing and is making an effort to show it.