250_genkill.jpgNext week is the premiere of HBO’s new war miniseries, “Generation Kill.” Based on the book of the same name by Evan Wright, a Rolling Stone reporter who was embedded with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion‎ during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the series was created by David Simon and Ed Burns, who created “The Wire.” Instead of attempting to portray the war in its totality, “Generation Kill” focuses on the Marines and their war culture. In a recent interview, Burns, a Vietnam War veteran, was asked if working the show changed his perspective on war: “I still hate it. It just makes it more of a tragedy to know that we sent these guys into combat in the wrong war, on a make-up war. We wasted such talent on a lie.” The show debuts July 13.