Thursday, August 25, 2005

Gas Prices: Michael Moore Was Right

Remember in Michael Moore's brilliant yet disturbing documentary "Fahrenheit 911" when he predicted that President Bush's cozy relationship with the Saudis will result in lower gas prices around election time? How the Saudis will lower prices before Election Day as payback for getting them and their friends quickly and easily out of the U.S. just after the attacks on September 11th. Well guess what? The price of gas did drop as the election neared, and they indeed have gotten significantly higher since. According to the US Department of Energy, last August the average cost of a gallon was $1.88 versus $2.61 this year. That's a whopping 39% increase in just one year. Coincidence? I think not. Moore took a lot of heat and was vilified for making what many said were outlandish, unsubstantiated claims about Bush and his administration. But the facts always win in the end, and on this issue he's clearly been vindicated. As the years pass, and as more light is shed on the manipulation, deceit and dirty politicking of this administration, Moore's prescience and critical role as docu-journalist will be recognized accordingly, and I believe America will realize just how right he was. The manipulation of gas prices is just the tip of the iceberg. Andy


All_I_Can_Stands said...

So there was one detail that appears to be accurate? Darn, Michael was going for a perfect score: all false

Anonymous said...

Michael was also right about the Bush family taking orders from Saudi Arabia. Nothing else can explain Bush handing over the government of Iraq to Shi'ite clergymen (Brothers of Ben Laden) and starting a civil war against the Sunni majority in Iraq. One also cannot understand the extraordinary rise in gas prices which no president would ever allow unless under orders from Saudi Arabia. I admired Michael for his extraordinary courage but now I have to admire him too for his absolute brilliance in accurately understanding politics.