Michael Moore vs. George W. Bush for real?
Caught this snippet on The Tonight Show so I don't know how accurate it is, but as Jay said there is a "fear" that Michael Moore will be invited to the White House Correspondents dinner where the president will give a speech. Now, I do not condone what Moore did during the Oscars (using a worldwide platform for a political statement on a day when the nation was mourning), but I'd be very interested to see Moore and the president in a civil debate. I'd like to see Bush be forced to respond to several key issues that Moore and other Bush oppenents have raised:
* Why was Dick Cheney trying to negotiate with the Taliban to run an oil-pipeline through Afghanistan back in 2000?
* Why wasn't the order given to shoot down the hijacked airliners on 9-11 until after the first three planes hit their targets? And, in a related vein, as a former Air National Guardsmen himself, perhaps Mr. Bush could explain why the F-16s that were scrambled to intercept the hijacked airliners did not fly at top speed?
* Why did the president order, over the objections of John Ashcroft and Robert Mueller, the members of the bin Ladin family be flown out of the US on a government flight during the FAA's imposed flight ban?
* Why did bin Ladin escape from Tora Bora despite being surrounded by US and Afghan soldiers?
* Why is Zacharias Moussoui being denied access to evidence, as is his right in a US trial court?
* Why are only companies that contributed heavily to the Republican Party being considered for contracts to rebuild Iraq?
* Why isn't there a push to deploy UN Peacekeepers in Iraq in order to bring our men and women in uniform home?
* Why, all of a sudden, is Syria of such great interest despite not being ever mentioned until the war on Iraq was practically considered over nor was Syria even mentioned as a member of the Axis of Evil?