SIR! NO SIR! is the real story of the emergence of the Vietnam War Peace Movement whose roots didn't originate on college campuses. Rather, the movement grew and expanded from the consciences of the soldiers on the battlefield, soldiers who eventually wore black armbands for peace and put down their weapons.
This GI Movement during the Vietnam War was unprecedented and underlines the limitless accomplishments of righteous acts of bravery in the face of severe consequences. These men and women chose the voices of their hearts and stopped listening to the commands of leaders they no longer trusted.
Startling too is the historical denial by our government--the removal from public awareness of the events of the times. Certainly, this movie is a restoration of the truth. But it is so much more than that. As the chaos in Iraq continues and we see the sectarian violence and the mounting troop deaths, we must admit that this illegal war is as much a quagmire as the Vietnam War.
Rep. John Murtha says that war sears the soul. SIR! NO SIR! couldn't emphasize the veracity of his words any better. War sears the souls of the men and women who fight; it sears the souls of those whose loved ones are fighting; it sears the souls of those who receive the words: "We regret to inform you;" and it sears the souls of the people whose lives we invade and destroy.