Michael Moore Hates The Truth

Michael Moore wants America out of Iraq – Now. He’s even written about it.

What a pity he’s so loose with the facts.

Monday marked the day that we had been in Iraq longer than we were in all of World War II.

That’s right. We were able to defeat all of Nazi Germany, Mussolini, and the entire Japanese empire in LESS time than it’s taken the world’s only superpower to secure the road from the airport to downtown Baghdad.

Um, America did not defeat Nazi Germany or Mussolini. The Allies did and it took from 1939 to 1945. You Americans showed up late, very late – we’d already started pushing them back ourselves.

Actually, Britain’s top general at the time blames you guys for dragging the war on for another year.

But overall, we were glad for the help you guys gave, when it finally arrived. We forgive you.

There are many ways to liberate a country. … Or you can just wait them out and, sooner or later, the king’s legions simply leave (sometimes just because they’re too cold). That’s how Canada did it.

Woops! Canada is still under the crown of England, as is New Zealand. Neither was “liberated” because they never considered themselves “occupied”. Quite a mistake to make there Mikey.

The one way that DOESN’T work is to invade a country and tell the people, “We are here to liberate you!” — when they have done NOTHING to liberate themselves.

Worked just fine for Germany, and also Japan. As I recall, the USA is still in those countries now, isn’t it?

Where were all the suicide bombers when Saddam was oppressing them?

Um, oppressed? Back in Iran?

When tens of thousands aren’t willing to shed their own blood to remove a dictator, that should be the first clue that they aren’t going to be willing participants when you decide you’re going to do the liberating for them.

No, that’s a sign of just how brutal that dictator is. You bring up the example of the American revolution. Feel free to point out the time King George built palaces for his family in a ruse to get them to return and blew them up while they were inside.

“Tens of thousands” were willing to shed their own blood, but only when they thought they might have a chance of succeeding. They were badly bitten those years ago when we did not come to our aid. After that, they would not trust us again, so we had to do the entire job ourselves.

Of course, there’s the oppressors – they were not pleased, and they are the ones who started what you are calling a “civil war”.

The Soviet Union got out of Afghanistan in 36 weeks. They did so and suffered hardly any losses as they left. They realized the mistake they had made and removed their troops. A civil war ensued. The bad guys won. Later, we overthrew the bad guys and everybody lived happily ever after. See! It all works out in the end!

You said it – without us Afghanistan would not be free.

And finally, we have this gem:

We must atone for the atrocity we have perpetuated on the people of Iraq. There are few evils worse than waging a war based on a lie, invading another country because you want what they have buried under the ground. Now many more will die. Their blood is on our hands, regardless for whom we voted. If you pay taxes, you have contributed to the three billion dollars a week now being spent to drive Iraq into the hellhole it’s become. When the civil war is over, we will have to help rebuild Iraq. We can receive no redemption until we have atoned.

Hang on, reading that right through, you’d like us back in Iraq “when the civil war is ended”.

But you keep telling us we’re causing the civil war. So if we go back in, there’ll be another – according to you. Will we have to apologise for that one? Will we have to help rebuild after that one?

Then there’s the whole “paying” thing. Nice thought, but who’s going to “pay” for the millions killed by Saddam?

Nice try Mikey, but the Democrats won’t be listening to you. Except for the part where you talk about Afghanistan perhaps.

See, when you actually take up responsibility, you have to actually stop and think about things. You can’t just implement every promise you’ve made – sometimes that’s irresponsible.

But you wouldn’t know anything about that.

In fact, you can’t even build a truthful and consistent case for what you’re saying. So why would anyone listen to you?


HT NewsBusters for the link.

Here’s another go at fisking Moore’s “letter”.

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