Saturday, June 26, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11--Go See It! 

I played hooky yesterday afternoon and went to see "Fahrentheit 9/11." You need to see it--now! It wasn't perfect, and I'd argue with some of it, but overall a tremendously effective film. It was most effective at:

1. Reminding us how uniquely unqualified George W. Bush is for the Presidency of the United States.

2. Reminding us that the soldiers in our Armed Forces are just kids trying to do their best, being forced into some impossible situations, many of whom come back physically and mentally altered for the worst, and there's nothing we can do about it.

The parts about oil and the military-industrial complex were interesting, and his argument is clearly partly true, but that could have been fleshed out and qualified a bit more.

After it was over, my legs were weak leaving the theater. A profound film on many levels. Go see it.
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