Homeland actor Rupert Friend reads moving 100-year-old anti-war poem on live TV to protest the Syria strike

Rupert Friend Homeland on Syria.
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Homeland actor Rupert Friend recited a nearly 100-year-old poem on CBS This Morning on Friday to protest "the horrors of war," just hours after reports that the U.S. had launched an airstrike on a Syrian airforce base.

Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" was written in 1920 as a reaction to World War I. It ends by calling the Latin phrase dulce et decorum est pro patria mori — which means "it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country" — a "lie."

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