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'Long Road Home' and the lack of honor in political, media leaders today

'Long Road Home' and the lack of honor in political, media leaders today

We are a nation led by men and women without honor. And that’s one of the reasons so many of us are so angry today.

That’s the thought on which I ended a binge screening late Sunday night of the seven-part National Geographic miniseries “The Long Road Home,” starring Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”). Based on the best selling book by Martha Raddatz of ABC News, the film compellingly chronicles the ambush of a small Army platoon in Sadr City, Baghdad, in 2004, which left eight Americans dead and more than 65 wounded. The blood-soaked battle and rescue came to be known as “Black Sunday.”

The emotional power of this outstanding production prompts reflections on honor and...

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