"Way to go, Tedster. What a thoroughly brilliant analysis.
The alternate universe that Rall inhabits is one where everyday is Woodstock, (except that there are no bad acid trips and the National Guard isn't sent in to save the hippies from themselves), and Hitler's SS were just a peaceful, fun-loving bunch, albeit a little misunderstood. but certainly, they weren't "evil".
American troops on the battlefield? According to Rall - evil. EOD units? Evil. America - by extension - evil.
What's funnier, that noted bastion of conservative thought, Hollywood, heaped high honors on Bigelow and her film. The very definition of a cartoon liberal - which is what Rall is - is someone to the left of Hollywood.
A mostly sane person would see this film and not come away with a particularly favorable impression of much of anything: American soldiers, Iraq, Iraqi civilians, and certainly not "insurgents". Too see "Hurt Locker" as a pro-war, pro-military film takes a mind with a very warped perspective, and Rall certainly fills that bill.
I'd pay to see Rall stand in front of an Army or Marine platoon and tell them they were evil. I'd pay a thousand dollars to see that.
But not to see him get his ass kicked, which he deserves and from what I understand is not an uncommon occurrence for him.
Our Marines and soldiers, fine men and women they are, would probably only give a wry, sad shake of their head and say, "Sorry you feel that way, sir.""