In the second-to-last episode of “Band of Brothers,” an HBO
miniseries that documented Easy Company’s wartime exploits, Powers
spoke on camera about the soldiers he fought and also hinted at the
intrinsic tragedy of combat.
“We might have had a lot in common. He might’ve liked to fish, you
know, he might’ve liked to hunt,” Powers said. “Of course, they were
doing what they were supposed to do, and I was doing what I was
supposed to do.
“But under different circumstances, we might have been good friends.”
This is what happens to youwhen you help the U.S.:
So the best way for me to make a living and be with my
family is to get back home, go back to the war zone, and live under continued
But how long will it take before I am spotted again? How
long will I have before I get killed? Either way, I risk being apart from my
wife and kids–by living in the States away from them or by going back to Iraq
and getting killed. At least this way, I will get to see them before I
the truth to the American people about the war and what really happened, and I
was helped by the American people to get to the States, but I didn’t get any
help from the American government or the American system.