I finally watched “Fahrenheit 9/11.”

I didn’t see the film when it was in the movies. I had no need to see it then as I had already decided who I was going to vote for. There was no way that the film was going to change my mind.

After it came out on video, I went to the local video-music-book store specifically to see if there was any copies available. They must have had a hundred – and they were all rented out. That was last weekend.

This weekend, I went in early, before the local Friday evening “rush hour.” A few copies were available.

I watched it this evening.

Michael Moore definitely has an agenda – and so does the film. However, there is plenty in the film that stands powerfully alone, independent of any agenda.

I thought to write here about the movie, but that’s been done over and over again by others so I’m not going to.

However, I would like to issue a challenge to anyone who has not seen it.

Watch the film.

That’s all that I ask. Nothing more.

For those who read this, please do not misunderstand me. I voted for Gore because I mistrusted Bush. When the world voted to hold Sadaam Hussein accountable, I agreed. I felt that our government wrong to attack without the backing of the United Nations Security Council or most of our traditional allies. However, once it was obvious that we were past the point of no return, I fully supported our military personnel and their military leaders. I believed that Sadaam was a legitimate threat and that he probably had weapons of mass destruction. Even after none had been found, I held out hope that they would be. I hoped that my mistrust of Bush would be proven to be unfounded – I have long since given up on that hope.


Post from one of my abandoned blogs – North Farnham Freeholder – recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine 2/26/2011 – page


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