Michael Moore's (search) new movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" (search) has raised temperatures in Republican circles -- and that's intentional.

"I would like to see Mr. Bush removed from the White House," the filmmaker told a weekend talk show.

"It's an op-ed piece. It's my opinion about the last four years of the Bush administration," Moore said Sunday. "I'm not trying to pretend that this is some sort of, you know, fair and balanced work of journalism."

Moore's film charges that the Bush administration acted ineptly before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, then played on the public's fear to gain support for the war against Iraq (search). The Bush administration denies the allegations.

Moore bristled at the notion he is being unpatriotic.

"Everything I do, and this film in particular, says that I love this country," he said. "Every day of my life, everything I do is about trying to make this a better country and trying to give voice to those people out there who don't have a voice."

The film opens nationwide Friday