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In the battle of Haditha the viewer faces a major conflict The movie starts off simple the daily lives of American Marines although soon the day would take a deadly turn When watching this movie there is a contradiction on who is at fault for the death of the innocent people of Haditha Iraq The film takes the viewer through the journey of the people who were attacked and the attackers When examining these journeys the director forces one to examine their own thoughtsThe initial group of people to be placed with blame is the terrorist First thoughts that come to the viewers mind are how if the bomb had never been planted then no one would have died This is true but this is when Broomfield shows the deeper story of the bombers and why they bomber the marinesThe older man had been in the military and when the American government invaded he was laid off His severance package was only 50 This severance made him feel like his time in the military meant nothing The American government had taken away this mans career pride and retirement Broomfield showed that there was reason for this man to have hatred for the government enough to want to bomb them This makes the viewer re-evaluate why they were so quick to throw blame onto the bombers The American culture sees Arab terrorist bombers to only be angry about capitalism or the sinful American life style but it is also what we have directly done to affect their lives Another questioning moment was when the men ran away from the Marines They were very invested into bombing and shooting at them but ran away when the Marines shot back These men quickly returned home to their families while indirectly they murdered other families Though these men were affected and did have families to care for They had remorse however this remorse would have been better to be
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