Michael Moore: Dear President Obama – Afghanistan

by the Left Coast Rebel

I was thinking today while driving to work and listening to talk radio. I was pondering a few things. Michael Moore came up during the airwave-discussion, his plea to Obama to send the troops home from Afghanistan. Of course this will not happen as Obama has made His mind up already, however it made me think of George W. Bush and limited government fiscal conservatism, a personal note of thinking back.

I thought that the Code Pink crowd that loved and supported the Obamanation so much must feel so betrayed and disgusted by his decision to escalate the theater; to turn 180 degrees from His campaign rhetoric.

The anti-war young progressives and nutroots that supported ‘O’ must feel absolutely disgusted. They must now feel like politics sucks.

They must feel just like fiscal conservatives felt about George W Bush.

The funny thing is, I can see some of Moore’s points occasionally here. I agree that the war in Afghanistan was a large part of the undoing of the USSR. I agree that Afghanistan may be incredibly damaging to the U.S. simply because we do not seem to have the will to win. Of course I agree on some points for the exact opposite reasons that he comes to his conclusions. I simply agree because I think that Obama thinks that he can have it both ways. Moore simply and merely hates the military.

Segments that stood out to me taken from Michael Moore’s open letter to Obama:

Dear President Obama,

Do you really want to be the new “war president”? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president.

So now you feel backed into a corner. 30 years ago this past Thursday (Thanksgiving) the Soviet generals had a cool idea — “Let’s invade Afghanistan!” Well, that turned out to be the final nail in the USSR coffin……

With our economic collapse still in full swing and our precious young men and women being sacrificed on the altar of arrogance and greed, the breakdown of this great civilization we call America will head, full throttle, into oblivion if you become the “war president.”
Now listen to this:

Choose carefully, Mr. President. Your corporate backers are going to abandon you as soon as it is clear you are a one-term president, (editor’s note, we can hope) and that the nation will be safely back in the hands of the usual idiots who do their bidding. That could be Wednesday morning.

Don’t be deceived into thinking that sending a few more troops into Afghanistan will make a difference, or earn you the respect of the haters. They will not stop until this country is torn asunder and every last dollar is extracted from the poor and soon-to-be poor….

Read the rest here

Via Memeorandum

UPDATE: Chris W at My Thoughts On Freedom has a great post on this same topic. A left/right dissafection with the Chosen One? You decide.

UPDATE II: h/t BBCW, War Pig Obama, the 2007 Promise edition:


  1. He seems to have forgotten that during the campaign Obama touted the "good" war and his dedication to winning it.

    I wonder how long it will take the man who takes adoration and adulation as his due to implode under the fierce criticism of both the right and the left. Maybe I'll start a pool.

  2. Damn you Rebel, you beat me to this! It's an interesting way of looking at things through the liberal eye, is it not? You know, I believe Obama's speech tomorrow is sealing his doom. Everyone voted for him on the basis of his hope and change and commitment to bringing troops home. Now he will officially be a war president just like President Bush was.

  3. @ Spinster – I think we are already there 🙂

    @ Hack – I agree 100% Obama's wavering on this issue with his base will seal his doom.

  4. Good, put the nail on his coffin.

  5. ah great piece but as we know Moore is an anti America ingrate tool!:)

  6. Obama needs to be de-fanged. If that can happen BEFORE the 2010 elections, all the better. He is a menace to those of us who value the civil society.

  7. @ Rotti – Perhaps we should take vampire precautions and use a wooden stake instead of nails?

    @ WomanHT – Yes….that even is an understatement.

    @ Opus – Indeed he is. I pray that we can do just that and then roll back the damage done.

  8. Moore isn't the only one who is doubting the POTUS.



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