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Michael Moore: Honest, Influential Guy

John on August 18, 2006 at 2:15 pm

After all, there are honest and influential guys in America and if Mr Moore can talk to you like that, so can I.

When you get an implied compliment like that, it makes you feel good. Makes you feel that you’ve set a standard that others want to adhere to. And that’s exactly what Michael Moore has done. He has set a standard that Iraqi insurgents respect and seek to emulate:

An Iraqi militant group has produced an elaborate video of what it said were attacks on U.S. troops, in the latest example of the increasingly sophisticated propaganda war being waged by Iraqi insurgents.

“The Code of Silence” was posted on the Internet by the Rashedeen Army, thought to be a relatively small Sunni group which has produced videos in the past of attacks it claims to have carried out. At almost an hour in length, it is the longest and most professionally made of recent postings by mainly Sunni militant and insurgent groups fighting the U.S.-backed government. …

Lifting scenes from Michael Moore’s anti-war film “Fahrenheit 9/11″, Rashedeen’s narrator taunts President Bush in softly spoken English over graphic images of Humvees being blown up by roadside bombs, and purportedly dead U.S. troops.

The quote at the top of this post is an excerpt from this insurgent masterpiece. So do insurgents have awards for these films? Is there a statue, a “Jihadi” maybe, that you get for excellence in propaganda in 2006? I’m just wondering if these guys are eligeble, that’s all.

Here’s what I’m really wondering about though: Why would guys who glory in the death of US soldiers think Mike Moore would tolerate, much less support this? I mean, that’s almost like…Hey, are these insurgents questioning Mike’s patriotism? They better watch it. There’s going to be a stern rebuke coming at them any day now…yeah, any day now. It’s coming. Wait for it… It’s going to be stern. Stern and full of…rebuke. Rebuke and moral outrage.

Set ‘em straight, Mike.

[HT: the invaluable LGF]

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