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Left-wing film­maker Michael Moore on Nov. 30 begged Pres­i­dent Obama not to send more troops to Afghanistan.

“Do you re­ally want to be the new ‘war pres­i­dent’? If you go to West Point to­mor­row night [Dec. 1] and an­nounce that you are in­creas­ing, rather than with­draw­ing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war pres­i­dent. Pure and sim­ple,” Mr. Moore said in an open let­ter to the pres­i­dent posted at www.michaelmoore.com.

“And with that you will do the worst pos­si­ble thing you could do — de­stroy the hopes and dreams so many mil­lions have placed in you. With just one speech to­mor­row night you will turn a mul­ti­tude of young peo­ple who were the back­bone of your cam­paign into dis­il­lu­sioned cyn­ics. You will teach them what they’ve al­ways heard is true — that all politi­cians are alike. I sim­ply can’t be­lieve you’re about to do what they say you are go­ing to do. Please say it isn’t so.”

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