*Phil Donahue, You're No Michael Moore*- The Awful Truth on *Body of War*


 

*Phil Donahue, You're No Michael Moore*- The Awful Truth on *Body of War*
 


9 November 2007 at 7:46:35 AM
salon

Yesterday I read of Bush going to the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio (which I intend to comment on in a few) and doing photo-ops with the wounded. This morning, I read of a new documentary from Phil Donahue about Tomas Young, who was paralyzed from gunfire in Iraq only five days after he arrived there. I'm really glad Donahue did the documentary and I'm looking forward to seeing it. I also agree with Ted Casablanca about this part, though.

Paralyzed as a result of the gunfire, Young was shipped between a few government hospitals and dumped back in his mother’s house with little or no counseling or medical advice on how to now live his life as a paraplegic. Hey, where’s the USA love, bro? Donahue, along with codirector Ellen Spiro, does a great job of asking this use-'em-and-leave-'em query. To Young’s family, to the U.S. Congress, to various senators, to demonstrators on the street—to everyone but the man to whom it should most fervently be directed, who essentially sent Young to Iraq in the first place: Dubya.

See, when Tomas shows us, so courageously on camera, what it’s like to have a catheter inserted so he can take a leak, or to explain myriad (and ultimately useless) aids for trying to have sex—all this shoulda been done in front of the White House, as far as we’re concerned. After all, Donahue showers the flick with Bush-skewering rhetoric and lampooning shots galore, so we asked P.D. if he'd ever contacted the White House directly and asked them about Young’s grossly unfair case.

“What, they’re gonna take my call?” Phil sarcastically sassed back at us, brow furrowing deeper than it ever did on his popular gab show. “Do you realize,” Donahue continued, as if the following excuse would exonerate him from taking Tomas’ plight right to the top (where it certainly belongs, in our tax-paying opinion), “Michael Moore, right now, is the most hated man in the White House?”

And with good reason, Mr. D! Moore thrusts his rebellious babies precisely where they belong—right down people’s throats. It’s a damn compliment to Moore that the Oval Office set despises him so. Means he’s doing his job. Oh, that you had finished yours, Phil.

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