‘My 12 years of support for the troops’

Michael Moore

As you may know, Michael Moore is under wingnut attack for saying thoughtful things about “American Sniper.” Here’s his Facebook statement:

Well, who would know better about hating our troops than those who supported sending them into a senseless war Iraq in the first place?

And, for 4,482 of them, a senseless, unnecessary and regrettable death.

If you supported that invasion, if you voted for George W. Bush and the Republicans and Democrats who backed this war, then you are the ones who have some ‘splainin’ to do. Not me. You.

Here’s the truth they can’t or won’t report: I’M the one who has supported these troops – much more than the bloviators on Fox News. To prove it (and I know this is going to crush some of you out there), here’s just a partial list of all the things I do and have done for those men and women who serve — and I guarantee you, you’ve never heard any of this reported about what the real me does because, frankly, it messes up their little story of the fictional “Michael Moore” they’ve created for your hate and enjoyment (please feel free to cut, paste and send this to your conservative brother-in-law):

** I allow local veterans support groups to use my theater to meet for PTSD issues, I host quarterly PTSD summits, and I’ve hosted a conference to start a jobs movement for vets in our town.

** I will NOT do business with vendors who don’t have a policy to hire vets.

** From the Dept. of Irony: I only hire Navy SEALS and ex-special forces for when I need security – such as this week, when so-called supporters of those SEALs want me harmed.

** I am currently showing “American Sniper” at my theater that I helped restore and that I program and help run in Manistee, MI. Not because I like it, but because, unlike the other side, I’m not a censor.

4 thoughts on “‘My 12 years of support for the troops’

  1. The warmongers were well represented on the Sunday “news” shows yesterday. Here are what two of several had to say.
    There was neo-con John McCain saying, “We need to put U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq and possibly in Syria.”
    Then came Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein who pretty much agreed with what McCain said.
    It has become abundantly clear that a majority of those Democrats in leadership positions in the party who support Hillary for president are interventionist warmongers.
    Which makes sense given the fact that Hillary was a strong supporter of the wars in Iraq (a “Yes” vote) and Afghanistan.
    Hillary has some “splainin'” to do about why her current surrogates all seem to want more war. Particularly with Iran.

  2. Perfectly headlined! Could it be that 12 years of mindless laudatory support of “the troops” begins to explain why these wars now grind on endlessly and potential next wars are aligned to the horizons in all directions? Quoth Theodoric, “NAH!”

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