Today I saw Michael Moore’s Farenheit 9/11. All I can say is that after viewing this movie anyone would be hardpressed to vote for our current president come November 2nd.
It was a great movie, although I have to say I got tired in the beginning of the constant grooming by administration officials before going “on air.” I think Mr. Moore could have just gone through the credits and grooming outtakes a bit faster. Although I found it amusing that they all, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeild, Rice, Wolfowitz and even Powell were having a good time smiling and waiting for the countdown to air.
I know the administration is just ignoring the film, its contents and not even validating it with responses to it. But I personally would like to hear their responses to the points the film makes, but I guess if they black out information from reports how can we expect them to answer truthfully.
I honestly believe the American public was vulnerable after 9/11 and the administration saw that as their chance to implement policies and acts, etc. with full support of most of the country. Which was evident by the mother Moore interviews in the film who was praising the military until she found out her son was killed in action. Having a family member in the military stationed in Iraq, I lost it. I almost lost it in the beginning when they were showing the scenes from 9/11, but that got to me.
The one complaint about the movie, Moore used the theme music from The Greatest American Hero during one particular pr spectacle during the war, and I love that song, Moor just ruined it for me. I know it’s cheesy, but at the same time it gives me happy memories. I won’t give away all details, but I highly recommend everyone go see it. We’ve been hearing only one side of the story for the past 4 years and it’s time we heard the other side.
I was going to vote for Kerry before I saw the movie, but I’m even more confident in my decision now.