Michael Moore: But enough about Iraq, what about ME?
: Michael Moore reacts to the liberation of Baghdad:
It appears that the Bush administration will have succeeded in colonizing Iraq sometime in the next few days. This is a blunder of such magnitude — and we will pay for it for years to come. It was not worth the life of one single American kid in uniform, let alone the thousands of Iraqis who have died, and my condolences and prayers go out to all of them.
Mike, you blind fool, didn’t you see the people celebrating in the streets? Was it a mistake to liberate them? Is freedom worth a price? Liberalism used to be about protecting the rights of the unprotected; that’s how I define it. That is why, as a liberal, I am delighted with today’s news.
Some are afraid of retaliation at work or at school or in their neighborhoods because they have been vocal proponents of peace. They have been told over and over that it is not “appropriate” to protest once the country is at war, and that your only duty now is to “support the troops.”
No, he’s not talking about Iraq. He’s talking about America — the America of his imagination.
But actually, he’s only making a transition to the real point of his piece: He’s bragging about how his little Oscar performance improved his business. He brags about the box office for his movie, the sales for his book, the traffic to his web site, the rentals of his videos.
So, you see, this isn’t about you or me or oppressed Iraqis. It’s all about Michael Moore, greed machine.
Well, the good news — if there can be any good news this week — is that not only have neither I nor others been silenced, we have been joined by millions of Americans who think the same way we do…. Don’t be defeated by polls that show 70% of the public in favor of the war.
Yes, don’t be defeated by the truth.