Some Perspective On Michael Moore’s “Minutemen”

“Iraq Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 115” — Feb 28, 2005

“The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not ‘insurgents’ or ‘terrorists’ or ‘The Enemy.’ They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow — and they will win.”Michael Moore, April 14, 2004

“A suicide car bomber blasted a crowd of police and national guard recruits Monday as they gathered for physicals outside a medical clinic south of Baghdad, killing at least 115 people and wounding 132 – the single deadliest attack in the two-year insurgency.”

The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not ‘insurgents’…

“…Torn limbs and other body parts littered the street outside the clinic in Hillah, a predominantly Shiite area about 60 miles south of Baghdad.”

…or ‘terrorists’

“…Outside the concrete and brick building in Hillah, people gingerly walked around small lakes of blood pooling on the street. Scorch marks infused with blood covered the clinic’s walls and dozens of people helped pile body parts, including arms, feet and limbs, into blankets. Piles of shoes and tattered clothes were thrown into a corner.”

…or ‘The Enemy.’

Angry crowds gathered outside the hospital chanting “Allah akbar!” – Arabic for “God is great!” – and demanded to know the fate of their relatives.

…They are the REVOLUTION

“..I was lined up near the medical center, waiting for my turn for the medical exam in order to apply for work in the police,” Abdullah Salih, 22, said. “Suddenly I heard a very big explosion. I was thrown several meters away and I had burns in my legs and hands, then I was taken to the hospital.”

….the Minutemen,

“I was lucky because I was the last person in line when the explosion took place. Suddenly there was panic, and many frightened people stepped on me. I lost consciousness and the next thing I was aware of was being in the hospital,” said recruit Muhsin Hadi, 29. One of his legs was broken in the blast.

“and their numbers will grow — and they will win.”

British Prime Minister Tony Blair condemned the attack and pledged to help the Iraqi government track down those responsible. “All civilized people should feel nothing but revulsion for the terrorists who can kill innocent Iraqis who only want to help build a new democracy and a better society,” he said.

Viva la revolution, right Michael? Somebody ask Michael Moore and his pals on the anti-war left who agreed with him if they still think the terrorists murdering innocent Iraqis are comparable to heroes like the Minutemen who fought and died to make this country free. If there are any left-wing blogs out there that will admit to agreeing with Michael Moore on this, I’d love to read what you have to say…

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