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jehu



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Monday, March 17, 2003
A Letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush on the Eve of War


George W. Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC


Dear Governor Bush:

So today is what you call "the moment of truth," the day that "France and the rest of world have to show their cards on the table." I'm glad to hear that this day has finally arrived. Because, I gotta tell ya, having survived 440 days of your lying and conniving, I wasn't sure if I could take much more. So I'm glad to hear that today is Truth Day, 'cause I got a few truths I would like to share with you:

1. There is virtually NO ONE in America (talk radio nutters and Fox News aside) who is gung-ho to go to war. Trust me on this one. Walk out of the White House and on to any street in America and try to find five people who are PASSIONATE about wanting to kill Iraqis. YOU WON'T FIND THEM! Why? 'Cause NO Iraqis have ever come here and killed any of us! No Iraqi has even threatened to do that. You see, this is how we average Americans think: If a certain so-and-so is not perceived as a threat to our lives, then, believe it or not, we don't want to kill him! Funny how that works!

2. The majority of Americans -- the ones who never elected you -- are not fooled by your weapons of mass distraction. We know what the real issues are that affect our daily lives -- and none of them begin with I or end in Q. Here's what threatens us: two and a half million jobs lost since you took office, the stock market having become a cruel joke, no one knowing if their retirement funds are going to be there, gas now costs almost two dollars -- the list goes on and on. Bombing Iraq will not make any of this go away. Only you need to go away for things to improve.

3. As Bill Maher said last week, how bad do you have to suck to lose a popularity contest with Saddam Hussein? The whole world is against you, Mr. Bush. Count your fellow Americans among them.

4. The Pope has said this war is wrong, that it is a SIN. The Pope! But even worse, the Dixie Chicks have now come out against you! How bad does it have to get before you realize that you are an army of one on this war? Of course, this is a war you personally won't have to fight. Just like when you went AWOL while the poor were shipped to Vietnam in your place.

5. Of the 535 members of Congress, only ONE (Sen. Johnson of South Dakota) has an enlisted son or daughter in the armed forces! If you really want to stand up for America, please send your twin daughters over to Kuwait right now and let them don their chemical warfare suits. And let's see every member of Congress with a child of military age also sacrifice their kids for this war effort. What's that you say? You don't THINK so? Well, hey, guess what -- we don't think so either!

6. Finally, we love France. Yes, they have pulled some royal screw-ups. Yes, some of them can be pretty damn annoying. But have you forgotten we wouldn't even have this country known as America if it weren't for the French? That it was their help in the Revolutionary War that won it for us? That our greatest thinkers and founding fathers -- Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, etc. -- spent many years in Paris where they refined the concepts that lead to our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution? That it was France who gave us our Statue of Liberty, a Frenchman who built the Chevrolet, and a pair of French brothers who invented the movies? And now they are doing what only a good friend can do -- tell you the truth about yourself, straight, no b.s. Quit pissing on the French and thank them for getting it right for once. You know, you really should have traveled more (like once) before you took over. Your ignorance of the world has not only made you look stupid, it has painted you into a corner you can't get out of.

Well, cheer up -- there IS good news. If you do go through with this war, more than likely it will be over soon because I'm guessing there aren't a lot of Iraqis willing to lay down their lives to protect Saddam Hussein. After you "win" the war, you will enjoy a huge bump in the popularity polls as everyone loves a winner -- and who doesn't like to see a good ass-whoopin' every now and then (especially when it 's some third world ass!). So try your best to ride this victory all the way to next year's election. Of course, that's still a long ways away, so we'll all get to have a good hardy-har-har while we watch the economy sink even further down the toilet!

But, hey, who knows -- maybe you'll find Osama a few days before the election! See, start thinking like THAT! Keep hope alive! Kill Iraqis -- they got our oil!!

Yours,

Michael Moore


it feels good to be an american dont it? what a joke...

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Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 6:35 pm
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Scharling



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wow. all i can say at the moment. is there a michael moore website?
Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:10 pm
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asexualdrone



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uummmm

www.michaelmoore.com
Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:54 pm
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asexualdrone wrote:
uummmm

www.michaelmoore.com


heh
Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:57 pm
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Royal-T



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Hahahahahahahaha that rules.
Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:24 pm
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asexualdrone



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i just love how he refers bush as governer and not president. he's never considered him as a true president, very interesting thought
Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 9:03 pm
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excellrec



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i think that was a somewhat dissapointing effort made on michael moore's behalf. That isn't going to change anything. He was just trying to make fun of him. Most likely to piss goerge bush off and let michael moore lose any credit in his eyes if he had any. He didn't really state many facts either. I'm not even sure if i believe michael moore wrote this, although he doesn't ever come off as the smartest man, i don't i guess i'd excpect something a little more from him.
Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 9:07 pm
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you missed the point
Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 9:09 pm
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Petrouchka Rasputin



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I'm sure that letter is meant to be humorous, but it angers me anyway, especially as a lot of the humour seems to lie in the fact that Bush is fucking up and that it's no one's fault but his because, hey, he wasn't even elected.


Bush and Moore should battle to determine who is more smug, and something should devour them both while they do so. =)
Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 9:53 pm
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excellrec



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yeah, especially the whole thing about the election. It's so counter-productive. At that comment if i were bush i would just stop doing anything altogether and let shit fall apart. It's just alot of nit picking harrassment with absolutely no suggestions for something better. My number one problem with people that suggest righteous movement towards a general direction? they can tell you wants wrong but not how to fix it. Which is half the battle, but there is by no means an equillibrium suitable for positive movement. Which is especially highlighted in this letter. What we have to understand here is that bush thinks there is a situation that needs resolution. He believes it is in the best interest. Telling him he's crazy and all wrong is just going to piss him off. If we all boycott gas stations maybe we could do some damage. I would but i work at one and don't really care.
Post Wed Mar 19, 2003 10:32 pm
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i never knew that bush went AWOL when the troops were being sent to vietnam...i did know that bush was a male cheerleader...

ironic?
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:40 am
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Michael Moore rules. Bowling for Columbine blew me away.
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 5:14 am
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I just read "Stupid White Men" on the plane to Asia (I felt like leaving America for awhile, simply because of all this bullshit) and wow, that's somethin'. I knew the Florida election was fucked up, but I had no Idea HOW FUCKED UP it really was. I have truly lost faith in the American way, and feel guilty to have ever been a part of the corporate cycle of consumerism and greed. Until george Bush is out of office I do not consider myself an American.
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 5:45 am
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sliquid



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OM3N wrote:
I just read "Stupid White Men" on the plane to Asia (I felt like leaving America for awhile, simply because of all this bullshit) and wow, that's somethin'. I knew the Florida election was fucked up, but I had no Idea HOW FUCKED UP it really was. I have truly lost faith in the American way, and feel guilty to have ever been a part of the corporate cycle of consumerism and greed. Until george Bush is out of office I do not consider myself an American.


You know, if the patriot act #2 would have passed as a bill, then just by what you have said, you could have your citizenship stripped away and you would be deported. Fucked up ey?

Excellrec- I understand your position, but just because we can point out something is wrong, doesn't mean we can nessessarily fix it. It's like a car, I can tell you when something is fucked up on it, but I can't tell you how to fix it. But if I go to my mechanic and say, this is what I think is wrong with it, then he can go ahead and make the changes needed. It is kind of the same situtation here. If enough people point out that something is wrong here, then maybey someone who can do something about it, will listen, and try to make a positive change.
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 9:38 am
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Petrouchka Rasputin wrote:
I'm sure that letter is meant to be humorous, but it angers me anyway, especially as a lot of the humour seems to lie in the fact that Bush is fucking up and that it's no one's fault but his because, hey, he wasn't even elected.


People tend to forget that while Bush may be making some incorrect decisions, the bottom line is that those decision would have never had to be made if history was different. The responsibility of what's going on now falls on the shoulders of a multitude of foreign policy mistakes - the Bush administration is only one of them.

Peace,
Shane
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