Saturday, October 30, 2004

Moore's Biggest Fan

Now we all know, unfortunately, UBL is still consuming oxygen. But not only is he still breathing, he is obviously a movie fan, and more specifically a Fahrenheit 9/11 fan. I hope MM is proud of himself. John Podhoretz of the New York Post addresses this issue:
October 30, 2004 -- CONGRATULATIONS, Michael Moore — America's worst enemy and one of the world's most evil men is a big fan of yours.

The most startling moment on the Osama bin Laden videotape shown yesterday was his description of the morning of 9/11, which is certainly derived — albeit in garbled form — from a viewing of Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11."

"It never occurred to us that he, the commander in chief of the country, would leave 50,000 citizens in the two towers to face those horrors alone, because he thought listening to a child discussing her goats was more important," bin Laden said.

Just think. If the reprehensible Moore wins an Oscar for his disgusting piece of propaganda, Hollywood will be seconding the favorable opinion of Osama bin Laden.(/snip)

If Hollywood awards MM with an Oscar for his treasonous propaganda, this movie fan and usual watcher of the Oscars, will no longer support this industry. It will be over! In the past, I would simply change the channel to keep from hearing an idiot celebrity spouting their political beliefs so that I would not feel the need to boycott their work. But no more. There is a line that must be respected, that even Hollywood should not cross. I will not support an industry that emboldens our enemy. Its just that black and white, folks.
He told us that neither Bush nor Kerry could protect America: "Your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or al Qaeda," he said. "Your security is in your own hands."

In other words, if the American people would somehow agree to consider the security needs of bin Laden and his followers (whether that means just al Qaeda or the entire Arab and Muslim world isn't clear), we'd be safe.

"Do not play with our security, and spontaneously you will secure yourself," he said.

This is, I think, a profound rhetorical change from the man who vowed in 2002 that "the United States will not survive, will not feel any safety or any security."

Usually, bin Laden and his people tend to use the most purple and terrifying language about the damage they're going to do to the United States, as we saw earlier in the week when the American al Qaeda follower "Azzam" said on his videotape that "the streets of America will run red with blood."

Now bin Laden is talking truce.

What's changed, perhaps, is the ferocity of the American response to 9/11. Since then, Osama has been on the run, his Afghanistan safe haven destroyed, his movement under relentless financial and military assault. By offering America a deal, no matter how twisted and pointless the deal might be, the quality that he might be showing us isn't strength, but weakness.

Maybe he's feeling the weariness suggested in the videotaped statement last month by his No. 2 man, Ayman al-Zawahiri: "Oh young men of Islam," he said, "if we are killed or captured, you should carry on the fight."

Maybe they're buckling.

(emphasis mine)

John Kerry either voted for and/or voiced his support and praise for everything Bush has done on the WoT at some point in time. His criticisms are Monday morning quarterbacking at its worse. It is GWB that has made the most difficult decisions. It is GWB who has remained true to his convictions. Bush does not waver with weekly polls. Remember that last president who led by public opinion, turned down the opportunity to get UBL three times.

There has never been a more clearer choice.

UPDATE: Go here to see the UBL movie poster. A proud day for MM.