Monday, November 10, 2008

"The Unit" A Little Behind the Times

The Unit is a TV show about the members of a special forces unit and their families. It is produced by David and Lynn Mamet. It frequently seems ahead of the headlines, or at least the editorial page (e.g., it has plots where the Saudi government is villainous) but as it happens last night's show was somewhat behind the times. The plot turns on the Unit ignoring the limits set by the local regular Army commander and intruding into Syria, who says this would be a violation of international law. Perhaps so but apparently our special forces have been doing this for a few years to take the fight to al Qaeda.

Veteran's Day 2008.