Lately I have given a lot of thought to the logic of Michael Moore's conspiracy theory concerning the Bush Administration, and I have come to a shocking realization: Michael Moore and George W. Bush have conspired together to enrich themselves through the War on Terror!
Just take a look at the facts. Who has benefited financially from the mishandling of the war? Moore has made millions in the first weekend of Fahrenheit 911's release, millions he would never have made without the war - millions he would never have made without the election of Bush. Who did Moore publicly support in 2000? The spoiler, Ralph Nader, the man who handed Florida to W. Coincidence?
Note how much free publicity this film has received from right-wing talk radio and Fox News. Would Limbaugh, O'Reilly, and their ilk devote so much air time to something they didn't want people to see?
But what does Bush have to gain from a box office hit which rips his own policies to shreds? That's easy: by filling the film with easily-refutable assertions about Bush's corruption and ineptitude, Moore can be discredited by the Right as a far-Left extremist, thus inoculating Bush from all valid criticism.
The end result? A second Bush term and a very rich Michael Moore.
Now - if I can just get Mirimax to pay me to make a documentary about all this...
Dude, Where's Saddam's Country?
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