Will They Ever Trust Us Again Author:Michael Moore (PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HARDCOVER WITH NO DUST JACKET) — From Publishers Weekly: — Over the last year, Moore invited soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their friends and family members, to send him letters. He received "thousands" of responses, mostly via his Web site, and this book presents a sampling of those transmissions. Some are sh... more »ort notes thanking Moore for Fahrenheit 9/11 and ranting against Republicans, but the vast majority are personal stories written with passion and an obvious mixture of emotions?anger at the Bush administration ("I signed a contract with the government to serve in our military, and proudly, but I never thought that our military would be used in such a self-serving, crooked, and disgraceful way"), remorse ("It didn?t hit me until I saw Fahrenheit 9/11 that I was driving the ship that was sending planes to kill people"), fear ("I am wondering if this is the last Christmas I will spend with my son") and sorrow ("Chris, the dead young man, was a former student of mine. This incredibly stupid war now has a face and a name, and I find I can?t quit crying"). A recurring story is that of the na?ve teenager who signed up "looking for some extra pocket money and a way to college" and who is now jaded, angry and searching for a way out. In his introduction, Moore writes, "What makes these comments unique and so intense is the fact that they are not the words of the Left or the rhetoric of the antiwar movement?they are the war movement." It?s clear, however, that many of the contributors are Left-leaning or firmly in the Democrats? camp. Not a word of dissension (and it?s safe to assume the Moore has received letters from those who don?t agree with him) is included here. Nevertheless, this collection packs the emotional punch of a SCUD missile and will open readers? eyes to the fact that it?s not just the country that?s divided; the soldiers fighting overseas are, too.
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