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Movie-A-Day #254: Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004).

September 11, 2011

Tenth anniversary remembrances of the 9/11 attacks are easy to find today, and there isn’t much I can add to them. Others have eulogized those who lost their lives that day much better and more eloquently than I can. But while we must remain vigilant that such terrorism never happens again, we also need to remain vigilant that we do not repeat the same mistakes followed that tragic day. While some important security measures were taken, fear and paranoia also gripped the nation as government surveillance was expanded to unprecedented levels and a flimsy set of lies were used to justify an invasion of Iraq. Michael Moore’s incendiary film “Fahrenheit 9/11” was widely attacked on its release for being unpatriotic. But even with some of its flaws, it proved to be prescient and as the years go by, more and more Americans are coming to realize the truth behind the nation’s poor response to 9/11.

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