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An Open Letter to Dubyah from Michael Moore

KickIT

TRIBE Member
A Letter to George W. Bush on the Eve of War

By Michael Moore, MichaelMoore.com
March 17, 2003

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
*c*
 

kuba

TRIBE Member
everyone:

Cross your fingers, so that moore wins, and LAYS IT OUT for bush during his speech at the oscraps.

Im praying.
 

Vote Quimby

TRIBE Member
So I wonder how many people will do a little backtracking when Saddam uses chemical weapons on US soldiers, proving that he's been lying all this time.
 

ila

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by KickIT
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!

I like these parts. Moore really sticks it to him, but I don't think Bush will ever read this.
 

kyfe

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Vote Quimby
So I wonder how many people will do a little backtracking when Saddam uses chemical weapons on US soldiers, proving that he's been lying all this time.
what has he been lying about? chemical warfare does not involve W.O.M.D.

we already know he has chemicals.....

no back tracking needed,

Kyfe
 

Stormshadow

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by qtip
everyone:

Cross your fingers, so that moore wins, and LAYS IT OUT for bush during his speech at the oscraps.

Im praying.
Like that'll ever happen.

Moore: "Wow, this great. Thanks to the Academy, but most importantly thanks to George W. Bus...*cue music*

*cut to commercial*
 
Originally posted by qtip
everyone:

Cross your fingers, so that moore wins, and LAYS IT OUT for bush during his speech at the oscraps.

Im praying.
Not likely as the Oscars are taking a "no anti war" stance and statements with acceptance speeches.
 

kerouacdude

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Stormshadow
Like that'll ever happen.

Moore: "Wow, this great. Thanks to the Academy, but most importantly thanks to George W. Bus...*cue music*

*cut to commercial*
he's favoured to win, the Academy's exceedingly liberal, and they've never stopped actors from pontificating on issues before. Why would they start this time?
 
Originally posted by kerouacdude
he's favoured to win, the Academy's exceedingly liberal, and they've never stopped actors from pontificating on issues before. Why would they start this time?
Because they're following suit with the Grammys and they've been increasingly annoyed with the political diatribe that has been going on in previous years. I say, if someone won, they should be able to say whatever they want over the allotted two and a half minutes.
 

junglisthead

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Vote Quimby
So I wonder how many people will do a little backtracking when Saddam uses chemical weapons on US soldiers, proving that he's been lying all this time.

what happens if the us government uses chemical weapons on their own people and then turns arond and lays blame on iraq ?

just like they did with anthrax a year ago......
 

simple10

TRIBE Member
wow, that's pretty much what i've been saying about Americans in general for the past three months or so. that was refreshing.
 

simple10

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by junglisthead
what happens if the us government uses chemical weapons on their own people and then turns arond and lays blame on iraq ?

just like they did with anthrax a year ago......
the US gov't didn't use anthrax, it was some radical tool who was an American and saw opportunity written all over it.
 

junglisthead

TRIBE Member
yeah thats it.........

when the main evidence links it straight to the us military

in that the grade of anthrax used in those attacks, is only produced by the us military
 

Stormshadow

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by el presidente Highsteppa
Because they're following suit with the Grammys and they've been increasingly annoyed with the political diatribe that has been going on in previous years. I say, if someone won, they should be able to say whatever they want over the allotted two and a half minutes.
Actually, they're now being given only 45 seconds.
And the director says he wants them to thank only 5 people...if they start going on any kind of rant...*cut*.

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20030313-73433316.htm
 

simple10

TRIBE Member
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.
i take the Pope's word with a grain of salt personally. when he recinds his wealth to help the poor i'll start listening.
 

simple10

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by junglisthead
yeah thats it.........

when the main evidence links it straight to the us military

in that the grade of anthrax used in those attacks, is only produced by the us military
if you knew anything of the US militia groups forming here, you would know that quite a few of them are ex-US military and many US military scientists have left to join the private sector.

so, yeah. that's it.
 

kerouacdude

TRIBE Member
Gil Cates has been producing the Oscars for years - if anyone's been to blame for the self-aggrandizing, interminable acceptance speech pap from the likes of Julia and Halle, it's him.
If the winner says something within the first 10 to 15 seconds after getting up there, they're going to cut them off? Please...
 

Stormshadow

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by kerouacdude
Gil Cates has been producing the Oscars for years - if anyone's been to blame for the self-aggrandizing, interminable acceptance speech pap from the likes of Julia and Halle, it's him.
If the winner says something within the first 10 to 15 seconds after getting up there, they're going to cut them off? Please...
I don't know, I think he's been getting a lot of pressure this year to tone down the long speeches and politics.
Just what I've read, but who knows what'll happen.
 
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