Check out Frank Rich's column in today's NYTimes. He talks about Michael Moore's new film -- Fahrenheit 911 -- and Bush's juvenile antics in the moments before addressing the nation about the war in Iraq. More:
In "Fahrenheit 9/11," we see the actual dying, of American troops and Iraqi civilians alike, with all the ripped flesh and spilled guts that the violence of war entails. (If Steven Spielberg can simulate World War II carnage in "Saving Private Ryan," it's hard to argue that the reality in a present-day war.) We also see some of the 4,000-plus American casualties: those troops hidden away in clinics at Walter Reed and at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Ky., where they try to cope with nerve damage and multiple severed limbs.
To the Moore critics: yes, the man is big and goofy, but if you can't stomach the reality of war from the comfort of your plush seats at the cinema complex, don't go around praising the U.S. role in Iraq. If Moore presents the footage of what's really going on, I'll be forced to label him "a hero."