Parties focus on different moralities: Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, Jack Ryan and War Profiteering

StarTribune.com
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But it’s George Bush’s lack of public morality that’s on display in
“Fahrenheit 9/11.” We see him profiting from his family’s old and oily
ties to the Bin Laden family and from his cozy cheek-to-cheek
relationship with his father’s corporate cronies. In one clip from the
film Bush is seen at an elegant white-tie fundraiser smugly joking,
“Some people call you the elite; I call you my base.”

More
disturbing is the footage which portrays him as a man lacking the
gravitas to understand the cataclysmic consequences of his public
actions. He rolls his eyes and mugs for the camera as the clock ticks
down to his televised announcement that he has ordered the bombing of
Iraq. He comes across not as a man wrestling with the morality of his
decision, but as a man blowing up a foreign country, because he can.

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VP Dick Cheney has set a standard for War Profiteering that others can only dream about
Intervention Magazine: War, Politics, Culture
Vice President Cheney is an angry man. His war isn’t going well, the
prospect of a second term is slipping away, and now some troublemakers
in Congress are even starting to talk about war profiteering.




• “[Sen.
Patrick Leahy kicked] off the Democratic National Committee’s
“Halliburton Week” focusing on Cheney, the company, ‘and the millions
of dollars they’ve cost taxpayers,’ …”–The Washington Post, 6/26/04




• “Vice
President Dick Cheney blurted out the “F word” at Democratic Sen.
Patrick Leahy of Vermont during a heated exchange on the Senate floor,
congressional aides said on Thursday…[Cheney] ripped into Leahy for the
Democratic senator’s criticism this week of alleged war profiteering in
Iraq by Halliburton, the oil services company that Cheney once ran.”–
Reuters Jun 24, 2004




I can
understand why Cheney is mad. He is getting too old to start a new
career, and war profiteering is the only thing he does really well.
Dick Cheney has set a standard that other war profiteers can only dream
about




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One Response to Parties focus on different moralities: Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, Jack Ryan and War Profiteering

  1. Anonymous says:

    I went to see Michael Moore's new film. I left quite pissed off. I also left quite very sad. It saddens me that the main reasons we went to war were based on lies. I have 2 cousins over in Iraq. One is a captain and the other is a lieutenant. They are both tank commanders in the United States Marine Corps. It seems to me that Bush wanted this war for two reasons. One reason was to avenge the attempted assassination on his father by Saddam Hussein. The other reason being was to make sure his campaign contributors and corporate fat cat benefactors could get rich. I'm sorry Mr. pResident the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor of the USMC should not be used as a tool to settle a family dispute between the Husseins and Bushes. It should not be used as a tool for economic gain for family friends.
    I keep hearing from the Republicans and conservatives in general saying they are Pro-Life. Seeings the way the right fell behind this pResident for this war I believe them to be liars. What is worse? A woman going into a clinic for an abortion that may save her life. Or politicians getting us involved in a war in which many innocent men, women, and children will die in the process. Some of those women being pregnant. With the end result being campaign contributors and corporate fat cat benefactors reaping profits off the bodies of dead babies and dead familys.

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