Where to begin when discussing this film...first off I say Fuck Bush and the oil pump he rode in on...but for the media to constantly refer to this film as simply "Bush-Bashing" is entirely narrowsighted. For besides bashing the performance of the worst performing president in the history of the united states of america this film is highly critical of a lot of other people, such as all of the us congress, the military and not to mention Saudi Arabia, and rightly, and objectively so!!! In these bleak times there is no shortage of important global issues for documentary filmmakers to shine light upon and bearing this in mind I still feel that Fahrenheit 911 is the most important film ever made! Through 'everyman logic' and with the compassion that any 'descent god-fearing american' mother has for her child, Michael Moore's questioning of the Bush administration's push for war in Iraq and his examination of the consequences of that war have already proven to be invalauable in their contribution to the hope for a brighter future for all.
Some of the most disturbing and important issues highlighted in the film are: the financial links between the Bush family and the Royal family of Saudi Arabia (remember 15 out of the 19 hijackers were from that country), as well as the immediate authorization by the Bush white house (while all flights were still grounded directly after 9/11) for hundreds of members of the Bin Laden Family to be flown out of the us. Also, I was extremely moved by the part of the film in which Moore ties together the issues of the legacy of degredation of Flint, Michigan (his home town) with that of a local woman and her family whose son died while performing his duty in Iraq. It was an especially poignant revealation that the Mother who had lost her job at GM (in the 80's) had become an executive at a job placement company which had done quite a large amount of its business counseling people to pursue military careers. It just highlighted the underlying reality that for many impoverished americans the military is the only option they have. Later in the film, in Moore's stunning and bitterly satirical forte, he ambushed congress persons on their way to work in D.C. and tried to tempt them to enlist their children in the army, none were the slightest bit interested. Only one congress person in the nation currently has a child serving in the army.
So highly recommended.