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Michael Moore: Open Letter to President Bush on Hurricane Katrina
Netlore Archive:  An open letter to G.W. Bush from left wing pundit Michael Moore excoriating the president for his handling of the Hurrican Katrina disaster in New Orleans

Description:  Email flier
Circulating since:  Sep 2005
Status:  Authentic
Analysis:  See below

Email example contributed by K. Shannon, 2 September 2005:

Letter from Michael Moore to President Bush

Dear Mr. Bush:

Any idea where all our helicopters are? It's Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted. Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? I once lost my car in a Sears parking lot. Man, was that a drag.

Also, any idea where all our national guard soldiers are? We could really use them right now for the type of thing they signed up to do like helping with national disasters. How come they weren't there to begin with?

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Comments:  Authentic. Michael "Fahrenheit 9/11" Moore penned this open letter excoriating President Bush for the federal government's handling of the crisis in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. It was published on his Web site September 2nd.

On the other end of the political spectrum, defenders of the president blame local and state authorities for the slow and inadequate response to the disaster. Both sides are calling for an investigation.

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Sources and further reading:

Vacation Is Over... an Open Letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush
MichaelMoore.com, 2 September 2005

Don't Blame Bush for Katrina
NewsMax.com, 5 September 2005

Katrina Recovery Mired in Blame Game
United Press International, 5 September 2005

Hurricane Katrina Full Coverage
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