Monday, June 14, 2004

Night after night a voice recites my misdeeds

By my math, 1,500 soldiers (well, 1,500 letters - but the implication is certainly 1,500 soldiers) expressing opposition to the war out of a force of 130,000 (assuming that said letters are from those currently stationed in Iraq, and not elsewhere, or retired) means that 99.98% are either for it, or not against it to the point where they write adoring fan letters to Michael Moore. But of course, the overwhelming majority of soldiers don't count for anything, since their opinions are wrong and evil, and anyway they've been tricked by the Bushitler in his mad crusade for oil, yadda yadda yadda. More seriously and more significantly, Moore claims to have had footage of prisoners being abused long before any other sources broke the story. I see. Soooo...he was either sitting on the footage to make a big smash surprise revelation for Fahrenheit 9/11, or opportunistically holding on to it to further capitalize on the story, and renew the media orgy of self-flagellation yet again during the summer. Either is reprehensibly partisan. The ethical thing to do would have been to release it when the other photos came out. But what does Michael Moore know about ethics?

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