War on Terror

Feral: Michael Moore Politicizes Osama’s Death

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B.P. Terpstra

Already? That didn’t take long. From Michael Moore’s feral website, “Osama bin Laden killed in mansion (not cave) in Pakistan (not Iraq or Afghanistan) by small strike force in country with NO U.S. ground war.”

But didn’t the ground war drive bin Laden out of the caves to a mansion? Without a ground war, he wouldn’t be in Pakistan, right?

Nazis were also driven out of Germany. Or, as I’d respond: Adolf Otto Eichmann captured in Buenos Aires (not Germany) by small team of Mossad and Shin Bet agents (not seasonal anti-war pacifists). Does that mean liberating Europe was a mistake?

Tired of history, jaded by the discovery that bin Laden was shot, uncomfortable with an American success story, the morbidly obese conspiracy theorist is just trying to see the negative side, my guess.

In another political statement, Moore tweeted,  “It is NOT partisan 2 point out Obama took 2 years 2 do what Bush couldn't do in over 7. It's the dif btwn stupid in charge or smart” - meaning that long-war FDR was stupid and that Truman was smart?

The truth hurts perhaps. For it was long-war Bush 43 who drove bin Laden out of Afghanistan planting the seeds for change, not Obama. Or as the former President said, “The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.”

As to whether Michael Moore’s take is just insane gesture politics or simply a glimpse of his conspiratorial mindset, is another question. But one thing remains clear: the morbidly obese socialist millionaire preys on the historically illiterate.

He has form. So much so that the left-liberal columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown of The Independent, London, nearly walked out on him. “Moore went into a rant about how the passengers on the Sept. 11 planes were scaredy cats because they were mostly white,” she reported. “If the passengers had included black men, he claimed, those killers, with their puny bodies and unimpressive small knives, would have been crushed by the dudes, who as we all know take no disrespect from anybody.”

Now, I don’t need to explain why making racist jokes out of 9/11 is feral. I do, however, need to point out that the elite troops from Navy SEAL Team Six deserve most of the credit here for extinguishing bin Laden.