American soldiers serve willingly. They risk their lives so the rest of us can be safe. The one small thing they ask, though, is that they not be sent into harm's way unless it is absolutely necessary. But after being lied to about weapons of mass destruction and about the connection between al Qaeda and Iraq; after being forced by stop-loss orders to extend their deployment; after being undertrained, underequipped, and overworked long after George Bush declared Iraq "Mission Accomplished," these soldiers have something to say. From his famous 2003 Oscar acceptance speech to his record-breaking documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore has been an outspoken critic of the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. But in this book, Moore gives the spotlight to the real heroes of protest: the men and women who have fought in Iraq and want the American public to know how they feel about their mission and their commander in chief. Moore also fields letters from veterans of other wars and mothers, wives, and siblings of our soldiers in the field. They also express their anger and frustration, their tears and pain, and their hopes and prayers. Impassioned, accessible, and moving, these are letters that reveal the true hearts and minds of the men, women, and families on the front line.
I found this book not all that long ago on Book Mooch and decided that I needed it. I'm glad that I decided to mooch this book because in my opinion it is AWESOME. This book is a compilation of letters from ACTUAL soldiers, their families and veterans expressing their concerns about the US going to war in Iraq and about the "Commander in Chief" at that time G. W. Bush. Now I know that Moore is a bit controversial to begin with but seriously when ACTUAL soldiers backup information that Moore has been trying to relay...that makes me sit up and take notice.