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Bowling for Fallujah
Cox&Forkum ^ | Apr 22nd, 04 | Me

Posted on 04/22/2004 1:10:49 AM PDT by F14 Pilot

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004 Heads Up... from Michael Moore

Friends,

I have never seen a head so far up a Presidential ass (pardon my Falluja) than the one I saw last night at the "news conference" given by George W. Bush. He's still talking about finding "weapons of mass destruction" -- this time on Saddam's "turkey farm." Turkey indeed. Clearly the White House believes there are enough idiots in the 17 swing states who will buy this. I think they are in for a rude awakening.

I've been holed up for weeks in the editing room finishing my film ("Fahrenheit 911"). That's why you haven't heard from me lately. But after last night's Lyndon Johnson impersonation from the East Room -- essentially promising to send even more troops into the Iraq sinkhole -- I had to write you all a note.

First, can we stop the Orwellian language and start using the proper names for things? Those are not “contractors” in Iraq. They are not there to fix a roof or to pour concrete in a driveway. They are MERCENARIES and SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE. They are there for the money, and the money is very good if you live long enough to spend it.

Halliburton is not a "company" doing business in Iraq. It is a WAR PROFITEER, bilking millions from the pockets of average Americans. In past wars they would have been arrested -- or worse.

The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not "insurgents" or "terrorists" or "The Enemy." They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush? You closed down a friggin' weekly newspaper, you great giver of freedom and democracy! Then all hell broke loose. The paper only had 10,000 readers! Why are you smirking?

One year after we wiped the face of the Saddam statue with our American flag before yanking him down, it is now too dangerous for a single media person to go to that square in Baghdad and file a report on the wonderful one-year anniversary celebration. Of course, there is no celebration, and those brave blow-dried "embeds" can't even leave the safety of the fort in downtown Baghdad. They never actually SEE what is taking place across Iraq (most of the pictures we see on TV are shot by Arab media and some Europeans). When you watch a report "from Iraq" what you are getting is the press release handed out by the U.S. occupation force and repeated to you as "news."

I currently have two cameramen/reporters doing work for me in Iraq for my movie (unbeknownst to the Army). They are talking to soldiers and gathering the true sentiment about what is really going on. They Fed Ex the footage back to me each week. That's right, Fed Ex. Who said we haven't brought freedom to Iraq! The funniest story my guys tell me is how when they fly into Baghdad, they don't have to show a passport or go through immigration. Why not? Because they have not traveled from a foreign country -- they're coming from America TO America, a place that is ours, a new American territory called Iraq.

There is a lot of talk amongst Bush's opponents that we should turn this war over to the United Nations. Why should the other countries of this world, countries who tried to talk us out of this folly, now have to clean up our mess? I oppose the U.N. or anyone else risking the lives of their citizens to extract us from our debacle. I'm sorry, but the majority of Americans supported this war once it began and, sadly, that majority must now sacrifice their children until enough blood has been let that maybe -- just maybe -- God and the Iraqi people will forgive us in the end.

Until then, enjoy the "pacification" of Falluja, the "containment" of Sadr City, and the next Tet Offensive – oops, I mean, "terrorist attack by a small group of Baathist loyalists" (Hahaha! I love writing those words, Baathist loyalists, it makes me sound so Peter Jennings!) -- followed by a "news conference" where we will be told that we must "stay the course" because we are "winning the hearts and minds of the people."

I'll write again soon. Don't despair. Remember, the American people are not that stupid. Sure, we can be frightened into a war, but we always come around sooner or later -- and the one way this is NOT like Vietnam is that it hasn't taken the public four long years to figure out they were lied to.

Now if Bush would just quit speaking in public and giving me more free material for my movie, I can get back to work and get it done. I've got four weeks left 'til completion.

Yours,

Michael Moore


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Political Humor/Cartoons; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bowling; bush; fallujah; iraq; leftist; liberalism; moore; president; terrorism; usa; war
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1 posted on 04/22/2004 1:10:49 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
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To: DoctorZIn; McGavin999; freedom44; nuconvert; Eala; AdmSmith; dixiechick2000; onyx; Pro-Bush; ...
PING FOR BOWLING IN FALLUJAH!!!
2 posted on 04/22/2004 1:17:49 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (John ''Fedayeen" Kerry - the Mullahs' regime candidate)
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To: F14 Pilot
I've been holed up for weeks in the editing room . . .

. . . and it smells real bad in there now.

3 posted on 04/22/2004 1:20:08 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: F14 Pilot
I have never seen a head so far up a Presidential ass...

Michael, have you met Monica Lewinsky?

By the way, fatass...way to blow your guys' cover.

4 posted on 04/22/2004 1:20:47 AM PDT by RichInOC (...what's the name of the new book again? "Hey Dude, Where's My Winky?")
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To: F14 Pilot
LOL

BUMP

Why do you post it when there are only 4 Freepers here?

Stolen: Poynor VFD Fire Truck

5 posted on 04/22/2004 1:21:47 AM PDT by GeronL (Who stole the fire truck in Poynor TX?? They need it back, please.... thanks)
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To: GeronL
No worries!

People get the real message.

6 posted on 04/22/2004 1:23:37 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (John ''Fedayeen" Kerry - the Mullahs' regime candidate)
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To: GeronL
'cause we're the ones that matter!
7 posted on 04/22/2004 1:23:52 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
The Graveyard Shift, pay is awful, no benefits except humor =o)
8 posted on 04/22/2004 1:24:58 AM PDT by GeronL (Who stole the fire truck in Poynor TX?? They need it back, please.... thanks)
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To: F14 Pilot
Thanks for the mindless rant, Hanoi Jane Fallujah Mike.
9 posted on 04/22/2004 1:28:25 AM PDT by Gil4
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To: GeronL
5
10 posted on 04/22/2004 1:31:09 AM PDT by Flyer ( http://talesfromtherail.com/ . . . .The disaster in Houston known as MetroRail)
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To: Flyer
took me a few seconds =o)
11 posted on 04/22/2004 1:31:48 AM PDT by GeronL (Who stole the fire truck in Poynor TX?? They need it back, please.... thanks)
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To: GeronL
Best time of the day . . . or night. I'm getting the night differential pay anyway. It's in my contract.

BTW, I have a hunch that Moore's 9-11 film is going to make a bigger splat than Al Franken's radio show has.
12 posted on 04/22/2004 1:33:17 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
I told my grandson about the Minutemen remark and he came back to me later asking if I were kidding..I said "no" and he then expressed thoughts we are not allowed to express here against a certain fat,unshaven slimeball.
13 posted on 04/22/2004 1:34:53 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: GeronL
In this case, Moore isn't better...
14 posted on 04/22/2004 1:38:48 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: DB
ugh.

You haven't seen an old fire truck with the 'City of Poynor' on the doors have you? (see post #5)

15 posted on 04/22/2004 1:40:12 AM PDT by GeronL (Who stole the fire truck in Poynor TX?? They need it back, please.... thanks)
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To: MEG33
You forced me to go back and read past where I had stopped reading before. Now I think I'm going to throw up. Thanks a bunch! :)
16 posted on 04/22/2004 1:42:02 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: GeronL
Read that story.

Sounds like something teenagers would do... I knew a few that would enjoy doing such a thing (and they will remain nameless)...
17 posted on 04/22/2004 1:45:50 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: GeronL
Or should I have said: Moore or less?
18 posted on 04/22/2004 1:46:55 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: DB
lol. The word Moore just makes me gag nowadays
19 posted on 04/22/2004 1:48:44 AM PDT by GeronL (Who stole the fire truck in Poynor TX?? They need it back, please.... thanks)
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To: F14 Pilot
bump
20 posted on 04/22/2004 2:01:50 AM PDT by wingman1 (University of Vietnam '70)
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