by Michael Moore
Dear Governor Bush,
So today is what you call "the moment of truth".
I'm glad to hear it has finally arrived. Because, I gotta tell ya, having survived 443 days of your lying and conniving, I wasn't sure I could take much more. As it's Truth Day, I have a few truths I'd like to share with you:
There is virtually no one in America (talk-radio nutters and Fox News aside) who is gung-ho about going to war. Trust me. Try to find five people on the streets who are passionate about wanting to kill Iraqis. You won't find them! Why? Because no Iraqi has even threatened to come here and kill any of us! You see, this is how we average Americans think - if a certain so-and-so is not perceived as a threat to our lives, then, believe it or not, we don't want to kill them!
THE majority of Americans - the ones who never elected you - are not fooled by your weapons of mass distraction. We know what the real issues are that affect our daily lives - - 2.5 million jobs lost since you took office, the stock market having become a cruel joke, no one knowing if their pensions are going to be there, fuel at $2 a gallon...
Bombing Iraq will not make any of this go away. Only you need to go away for things to improve.
How bad do you have to suck to lose a popularity contest with Saddam Hussein? The whole world is against you, Mr Bush. Count your fellow Americans among them.
The Pope has said this war is wrong, that it is a sin. You are an army of one on this war. Of course, you personally won't have to fight. Just like when you went Awol while the poor were shipped to Vietnam.
Of the 535 members of Congress, only one has a son or daughter in the armed forces! If you really want to stand up for America, send your daughters to Kuwait and let them don chemical warfare suits. And let's see every member of Congress with a child of military age also sacrifice their kids.
Finally, we love France. Yes, some French people can be annoying. But we wouldn't even have an America if it weren't for the French. It was their help in the Revolutionary War that won it for us. It was France which gave us our Statue of Liberty, a Frenchman who built the Chevrolet and French brothers who invented the movies. And now they're doing what only a good friend can do - tell you the truth about yourself.