Just caught the trailer of Green Zone--the new Matt Damon in Iraq movie. The movie looks like a lot of fun--kind of Jason Bourne in Iraq. The funny thing is that the movie is "based on" an excellent book: Imperial Life in an Emerald City by Rajiv Chandrasekaran. The book does an excellent job of documenting the many dimensions of US failures in occupying Iraq--banking, education, power, etc. It has little to do with the search for Weapons of Mass Destruction (which seems to be Damon's mission in the movie), nor is there really much action in the book. A movie that is really based on the book could be a farce like the Buffalo Soldiers or MASH.
I look forward to seeing the movie as it looks to be entertaining, and perhaps one game to play is to spot the questionable link to the book.