House Party, Anyone?

A friend of TG’s just emailed us an invitation:

“With your help, on Sunday, December 7th, we’ll hold thousands of house parties across the country to screen the new documentary Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War. The parties will be brought together through a huge cross-country conference call. At 5:30p PST / 8:30p EST, party attendees will be able to dial in to a call featuring director Robert Greenwald, the MoveOn team, and guests from parties all over the country. You’ll also be able to submit questions for Mr. Greenwald and the team online.

This’ll be fun, but it’s also strategic.

Here’s a little more about Uncovered: doesn’t usually sponsor documentary films, but this movie is a really important one. It’s built around interviews with over 20 intelligence and military experts, many of whom are speaking out for the first time. True to the MoveOn ethic, director Robert Greenwald lets the facts speak for themselves. And the results are pretty shocking. Uncovered combines expert interviews with extensive research to go behind the walls of government. Interviewees include:

* Joe Wilson, the former Ambassador to Iraq who exposed that the famous “16 words” in Bush’s State of the Union address about uranium in Niger were false. In retaliation, senior White House officials appear to have blown the cover of Wilson’s wife, an undercover CIA agent.
* John Dean, White House lawyer for President Nixon during the Watergate scandal.
* Rand Beers, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for combating terrorism.
* David Albright, a physicist, nuclear weapons expert, and former weapons inspector with the IAEA Action team.
* Rt. Hon. Clare Short, the British Member of Parliament who recently resigned her position as Tony Blair’s secretary for international development because Blair did not support a UN coalition to rebuild Iraq.”

Just to whet your appetite, the film’s poster is at: So please RSVP by signing up at:″

Think I ought to go? Or should I host my own party?

8 thoughts on “House Party, Anyone?”

  1. If this is the best the pro-terrorist side can do I’d say: Bush in a landslide.

    They lead off with the 16 true words. By the man who broke the story.

    My advice: go. Get some free food. Report back.

    Say nothing.

  2. I’m not really sure what your point is, but from some of your posts it appears that you believe that reasonable pro-strong American defense people cannot disagree with you on Iraq. It appears that you believe that all persons against the pre-emptive invasion of Iraq are of the “if we could all just get along” stripe. If so, you are sorely, sorely mistaken. There are some of us who believe in a strong national defense but believe that Iraq was/is a distraction from the real threats (and I would say that events continue to bear that out). Maybe you disagree, but it would be nice if you offered in return the polite disagreement that you claim is so often lacking on the Left.

    As for M. Simon, who appears to have equated “pro-terrorist” with all of those who did not believe in the invasion of Iraq, all I have to say is, I hope the RNC pays you well.

  3. JW –

    Nope. I think that it’s critical that we talk about exactly what you’re discussing. But as it’s necessary for the pro-war folks to acknowledge that there are legitimate alternative strategies that need to be discussed, it’s necessary for the anti-war folks to take positions beyond “it’s all about the oilllll” and “the Bush cabal” and accept the notion that military action as we did was a legitimate alternative.


  4. AL, this is an excellent opportunity to explore whether communicating in person alleviates or aggrevates the dialog disconnect you’ve been discussing recently. I look forward to your post-party thoughts.


  5. JW –

    If M.Simon were getting payed for posting his political opinions he would have his own blog, or at least the wherewithal to have his business website up and running. He was expressing similar opinions twenty years ago, and as far as I can tell formed them himself based on his experience in the U.S. Navy and the real world.

    How much do you think the RNC is paying him to post his opinions regarding the War on Self-medication?

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