More On Fahrenheit 9/11

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So I’m definitely going to see this movie this Friday. Regarding the reviews I posted on Saturday, Koba makes the following good point in my comments section:

I find parts of that Slate review to be disingenuous. It makes the point that if Moore would (among other things of a supposed pacifist leaning) have allowed Saddam to keep Kuwait. However, I’m going to go out on a limb here and hypothesize that if Michael Moore were in charge of the White House, I’m pretty sure the U.S. would not have joined Germany and France in giving weapons to Uncle Saddam to fight the Iranians (and oppress those living within Iraq’s borders). Apparently we are to believe that our aggression is better than (morally superior to) others’ aggression. \ \ Anyway, would Hitchens have us believe that our current motivations in Iraq are wholly noble? Please, our soldiers are sitting on the 1/9th of the world’s proven oil reserves. End of story.

Indeed!

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    Koba June 25th, 2004

    Back to the movie... I saw it this afternoon. I wish I could say that I'm happy, but after being pounded by two hours of institutional greed, death, and hypocrisy... I'm in a bit of a foul mood. I was expecting to laugh more, but the subject matter was much more focused on our soldiers and Iraqi civilians than I had expected. Their deaths and suffering are hard to dispute, or feel good about.



    Perhaps the most uplifting part of the movie is Neil Young singing "Rockin' in the Free World" as the credits roll... and wondering what can be done about all of this.