This movie was awesome!
I'm not sure what films I like George Clooney in. He's not usually near the top of my list of favorite actors, but he, Mark Wahlberg, and Ice Cube worked well in this movie.
It was funny, action packed, terrifying at times, and everything all at once.
The morals in the story resounded really well in spite of the realities of the Persian Gulf War - the soldiers on their own decided to help Shiites escape to Iran, and explained the grip Saddam Hussein had over many of his men.
The convoy of luxury cars in the desert was hilarious - and even moreso because the Republican Guard thought they signaled the arrival of Saddam!
The Iraqi interrogator who captured Mark Wahlberg and tortured him was played very human.
The situation with America being looked upon as liberators (by the Shiite) was also well documented - as was the decision to abandon them.
It begs the question of whether there really is justice in George Jr.'s invasion to overthrow Saddam and finish what his father didn't?
Only some of the Sunni point of view was represented however, and the sectarian violence that's happening today makes taking only one side of things very unfair.
Actually, you can almost support the Iraq War by watching this film and feeling with the oppressed Shiite people.