In his film “Fahrenheit 9/11,” Michael Moore explored the complex ties between Bush administration officials and associates, the Saudi Royal family, and those believed to have carried out the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Today, Moore is backing former Florida governor and senator Bob Graham’s call for President Obama to reopen the investigation […]
Twice within four days, my name has popped up in the Bush-era secret cables uncovered by WikiLeaks. Lucky me. Though nowhere near as earth-shattering as the uncovering of American misdeeds in Iraq and Afghanistan, these classified cables provide a stunning and bizarre peek into the paranoid minds of the Bush White House when it came to the subject of one Michael Francis Moore.
Michael Moore, appearing on Countdown With Keith Olbermann, explained why he’d donated $20,000 of his own money towards Julian Assange’s bail fund. “These secrets that are kept, whether it’s gulf of Tonkin, whether it’s 9/11, how we got into the Iraq war. Those secrets… they kill people. They take lives. That’s why I’m a huge supporter of what WikiLeaks is doing.”
Moore’s documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, looked critically at Bush’s handling of the attacks on 9/11 and the Iraq war.
“I would love it actually — my plea if [GE CEO Jeff Immelt] or anyone who is watching here at GE, if they — I will give them for free Fahrenheit 9/11 to run on NBC as balance to all this publicity they have been giving president Bush this week and his answers, you know, that the worst thing that happened to him was Kanye West and all this,” Moore offered.
“I hope we never forget what this man did. Parents tonight, thousands of them sit at home, their children no longer with them because of a war that was essentially a lie. So that’s my answer to Mr. Bush,” Moore concluded.