Moore: I Will Stop Saying ‘I Support The Troops’
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore is done supporting America’s military.
Moore wrote on his Huffington Post blog that one of his New Year’s resolutions is pulling his support for America’s troops.
“Stop saying, ‘I support the troops.’ I don’t. I used to,” Moore wrote. “I understand why so many enlisted after 9/11. Sadly, many of them were then trapped and sent off to invade Iraq. I felt for all of them. I understood those who joined because of a lousy economy. But at some point all individuals must answer for their actions, and now that we know our military leaders do things that have nothing to do with defending our lives, why would anyone sign up for this rogue organization?”
Moore’s next resolution was to apologize for saying he doesn’t support the men and women serving their country.
“I have enormous respect for anyone who would offer to sacrifice their life to defend my right to live. Is there any greater gift one can give another? It’s not the troops’ fault they’re sent to invade other countries for dubious reasons and outright lies,” Moore explained.
He continued: “It’s OUR responsibility to prevent this, to elect representatives who believe in peace, and to only put our troops in harm’s way when it’s absolutely necessary. My uncle was killed in World War II. Today would have been his 90th birthday. My dad still misses him. Our family has served this country in the military since the Revolutionary War. None of them watch Fox News.”
Moore has been a vocal critic of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, culminating in his 2004 documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which grossed over $220 million worldwide.