Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. The detail works towards the top rungs of the Barksdale organization with the information garnered from the wire. While Royce continues to grapple with Amsterdam, Burrell offers a deal to minimize the fallout. Carcetti's political plans become obvious to his friend and fellow councilman Tony Gray. Bubbles offers his view of the world. McNulty changes tack. Written by
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According to David Simon
, the title is a reference to President George W. Bush
's speech in which he declared the end of major combat in Iraq in May 2003. The war in Iraq continued until December 2011. Also, Slim Charles's statement "If it's a lie, then we fight on that lie." is a reference to the Bush administration alleging that Iraq was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction but no such weapons were ever found there. See more
Don't matter who did what to who at this point. Fact is, we went to war, and now there ain't no going back. I mean, shit, it's what war is, you know? Once you in it, you in it. If it's a lie, then we fight on that lie. But we gotta fight.
References Apocalypse Now
Way Down in the Hole
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