Thursday, June 24, 2004

Fahrenheit Blast

Long report in today's WashPost about F9/11, which opened at the Uptown.

The documentary includes endless shots of Bush golfing, taking vacations and shaking hands with Saudi oil tycoons at fancy hotels. Moore revives the old pre-Iraq war stereotype of Bush as a hapless, inarticulate bungler but with a twist; Bush is portrayed as lazy, a failure of will and not genes.

"It's so easy to say that Bush is an idiot," Moore said in an interview yesterday. "But I don't say it. You just let his own words and his own pictures do it."

and later:
... With his rapid editing, racing from fact to fact, Moore leaves the impression that Bush and his cronies stood to benefit not just from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but from Sept. 11.

Oh, please. You don't have to be a Conspiracy Theorist, or believe that Bush 'knew about the attacks in advance' to be able to see that 9/11 was the best thing that ever happened to the unmandated selectee. If 9/11 had never happened, Bush's approval numbers would have hovered briefly above 50 and then dropped to his 'Bush is the second coming of Christ' True Believers and stayed there. If 9/11 had never happened, BushCo could never have sold their delightful little war to expand their empire to the oil fields of the Middle East. As bad as 9/11 was for the rest of America, it's important to never forget, it was the luckiest day of George Bush's pathetic little life.


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