Saturday, January 05, 2013

I Hate The War

Michael Moore wants you to know that, "Six Years Ago, Chuck Hagel Told the Truth About Iraq" (Huffington Post).  Moore explains he's referring to 2007.  Who the hell care? 

Who the hell carries what that sorry, disgusting politician in 2007?

What mattered was his vote in 2002 when he was a US senator.  He voted for the war.  He cheerleaded the war.  Bully Boy Bush did not win the 2000 election.  He was appointed/annointed by the Supreme Court.  What was Chuckie doing in 2004?  On the campaign trail with Bush.

In 2005, 12 days after Cindy Sheehan started Camp Casey, while Cindy's opposition to the illegal war and Camp Casey were getting massive press coverage, Hagel finally found the ability to speak.

So basically, finger in the wind, eyes glued to cable, Hagel saw the shift taking place and a new leader emerging and was smart enough to go in for a makeover?

Let's not mistake that for a brave stand.  Let's not mistake that for leadership.  From 2007 through early 2008, former US Senator Mike Gravel ran for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination before then attempting to win the Libertarian Party's nomination.  Throughout those campaigns, Gravel repeatedly explained how you end the war and end it now.  Hagel wasn't interested.  So 'brave,' so 'independent.'

A deeply unpopular war grew even more unpopular and self-serving War Hawk Chuck looked at the polls and this passes for bravery?

You know who in the Senate was right about the Iraq War?  Russ Feingold.  In 2002, he voted against it. 

Where's his reward.

We don't need cheap whores like Michael Moore pimping for War Hawks like Chuck Hagel.

You want to reward a War Hawk, have the damn guts to admit it.  Stop being such a cheap lying whore.

Chuck Hagel was a lousy senator (who was reportedly only elected due to the fact that he owned the voting machines) and he'd make an awful Secretary of Defense. 

Michael Moore is trying to use the Iraq War to justify Hagel.  There is no case to make, re: the Iraq War, for Hagel.  He voted for it, he cheerleaded it, he only turned against it after popular opinion had.  Once he turned against is, he provided the occassional bitchy remark but did nothing in his role as US senator to end the war.

Michael Moore is a cheap, fat whore, that's all he's ever been, it's all he ever will be.  When he asserts "We're all in your debt"  to Chuck Hagel, he may be speaking for all 700 pounds of fat on his body but he's not speaking for the peace movement.

Moore's speaking for less and less people (for a reply to another column Moore wrote this week, click here).

There has been a need for a burn pit registry, there is a need for more to be done on numerous veterans and service members' issues.  Moore hasn't led on any of that.  Moore hasn't helped on any of that. 

He's done nothing this year to call attention to military and veteran suicides to assault and rape in the ranks.  He's done nothing.

These are two of the most pressing issues.  They are two issues that the next Secretary of Defense will have to address.

Michael Moore is obviously ignorant of those issues and that may explain why he is pimping Hagel whose comments about rape and abortion, while in the Senate, indicate he doesn't grasp the issues invovled. His record (and his remarks on gays and lesbians) beg questions about how Hagel would deal with emerging issues (such as this one).   In addition, he's done no work on suicide.  Maybe if he could have thought of a bitchy one-liner about suicide for Meet The Press, he would've weighed in?

Moore wants to champion the unfit Hagel (who is a homophobe, but Moore's a sexist and probably they bonded over homophobia).  Moore really doesn't need to speak any more.  He's been an embarrasment since he fell to his knees on national TV and begged Ralph Nader not to run for president in 2004.  That's what Fatty is, a beggar.  He's not a leader.

And he can play dress up with Hagel all he wants but Hagel was and is a War Hawk who voted for the Iraq War, who supported it and who only turned against when well over 58% of the American public were against the war.

It's over, I'm done writing songs about love
There's a war going on
So I'm holding my gun with a strap and a glove
And I'm writing a song about war
And it goes
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Oh oh oh oh
-- "I Hate The War" (written by Greg Goldberg, on The Ballet's Mattachine!)

The number of US service members the Dept of Defense states died in the Iraq War is [PDF format warning] 4488.

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