Well, re: Mike Moore, everyone on this list knows I have similar positions to his. And I think he was certainly courageous and passionate and that it was a great thing to do when he pulled the other nominees up there too.
HOWEVER, THAT SAID...
I think it would have been more effective had he toned it down. For instance, Chris Cooper, Susan Sarandon and especially Adrien Brody got their points across well and respectfully enough without upsetting anyone. (It was a question of the occasion, not his position....IMHO)
Had he said something about being up there in solidarity because they are documentary filmmakers filming nonfiction in fictitious times, and then made a calmer statement sort of like "we protest the war against Iraq and want the world to know that not all Americans support our president's policy..." he probably would not have gotten booed and still would have gotten his headlines.
I just think he took it WAY too far in light of those particular circumstances. I mean, I'm a radical peacenik, but I'm a radical peacenik who reveres the Oscars and was offended.