Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search
4 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Michael Moore's statement about Syria (Original Post) tabatha Dec 2011 OP
right on! Change Happens Dec 2011 #1
How interesting that he didn't say these things about Saddam Hussein. David__77 Dec 2011 #2
He said stuff like that about Hussein, but remember, Hussein was a puppet. joshcryer Dec 2011 #4
Wow, more people need to see that. joshcryer Dec 2011 #3


(62,287 posts)
4. He said stuff like that about Hussein, but remember, Hussein was a puppet.
Fri Dec 23, 2011, 09:56 PM
Dec 2011

Assad, not being so much a puppet of the US, doesn't merit the typical progressive "but we made him that way" analogy. So you might be remembering his Hussein criticisms wrongly.

Meanwhile Hussein wasn't undergoing a civil war or an insurgency and thus there was no real comparison. Bush's invasion into Iraq was completely unilaterally, even when Hussein invited inspectors to stay, and they were told to leave by Bush himself.

Kick in to the DU tip jar?

This week we're running a special pop-up mini fund drive. From Monday through Friday we're going ad-free for all registered members, and we're asking you to kick in to the DU tip jar to support the site and keep us financially healthy.

As a bonus, making a contribution will allow you to leave kudos for another DU member, and at the end of the week we'll recognize the DUers who you think make this community great.

Tell me more...

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Michael Moore's statement...