I saw Farenheit 9/11 this weekend. Was it biased? Obviously. Propoganda? Of course. But propoganda is most effective, it has been written, when it contains elements of truth. And these elements of truth are absolutely unrefutable. Because most of them come from the mouths of those being accused...Ashcroft, Wolfowitz, Rice, Cheney, and Bush himself.
I like to consider myself a reasonable person. But I'm finding the case for this war even more difficult to prove with each day that passes. Each person that is killed, beheaded, tortured...whether American, Iraqi, or otherwise. Is this worth it? For "weapons" we havent found yet? For some connection between Iraq and Al-Quieda that has yet to be proved by more than one of Bush's redudant and roundabout statements?
And now we are planning to turn power over to a country where the stability of life has declined exponententially since our occupation only 15 months ago? I mean, I'm all for Saddam being gone, but it seems like people were better off then as far as the average person goes. You don't even have to see the movie to know this...think of how you'd feel if you were a middle class Joe, living your life, and a horde of people armed with weapons and a threadbare knowledge of your culture invaded under the pretext of completly changing your way of life. Yea, I'd be a little pissed too. And its funny how we promise to hold just and free elections in another country, when it seems we cannot even have them in our own. (see VOTING RESULTS, 2000 Presidential Election)
Regardless of your political affiliation, please go and see this movie. I don't care if you completely disagree with everything I've just said It just brings about an awareness that I've never truly had regarding this war and whole situation. I mean, some of it is probably a little farfetched in retrospect, but still. I cried during this movie, and I rarely cry at anything presented by the entertainment industry (aside from Van Helsing, but that was just because it was so horrible).
Anyway, Bush's website is featuring an add likening Democrats to Hitler. Do I smell desperation? Or just bad taste?
On that note, I'm out. Enough politics for the day. But please, people, go and see this movie. I'll buy you a ticket if I have to.