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January 11, 2005

Robert Scheer meets the British Michael Moore

Robert Scheer, top wack-job at the L.A. Times, reviews an Adam Curtis documentary (excuse me, "historical film") shown on the BBC, the point of which, apparently, is that Al Qaeda may be a non-existent organization made up by the Bush Administration for its own nefarious purposes. Scheer's description of the film made me laugh so hard I almost lost my teeth (and they're my real ones, too).

Top question raised by the film: "If Osama bin Laden does, in fact, head a vast international terrorist organization with trained operatives in more than 40 countries, as claimed by Bush, why, despite torture of prisoners, has this administration failed to produce hard evidence of it?"

Top line from Scheer, in my opinion: "But the film, both more sober and more deeply provocative than Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' directly challenges the conventional wisdom by making a powerful case that the Bush administration, led by a tight-knit cabal of Machiavellian neoconservatives, has seized upon the false image of a unified international terrorist threat to replace the expired Soviet empire in order to push a political agenda."

Yikes! He's on to us!