Fahrenheit 911. Controversial? A tad, yes. Finally got to see this on Friday, just a day or two before the long-awaited Iraqi elections. The stuff about the business relationship between the Bush family, their friends and the various oil interests in the region was very interesting. I can’t agree with Moore’s visions of a peaceful, happy Iraq before the invasion — that’s flying in the face of what we know about the dictatorship that was in place. But the film confirmed my long-held view that the invasion of Iraq couldn’t possibly be seen to be a valid response to any terrorist threat. There were no WMDs there. None. Fascinating (if gory in parts) viewing, in any case.
PS. My friend Tony looks worryingly like Michael Moore sometimes.