What are some of Michael Moore's New Year resolutions? Pretty much the same as most people. Exercising more, getting to know his neighbors and refusing to support the troops. Wait. What?
According to an article published by the Town Hall tip sheet on Jan. 3, Moore has decided to withdraw support for military members, because, by now, they should know they're working for a "rogue organization" no longer dedicated to peace.
The article links to Moore's personal blog where the controversial documentarian lists his resolutions for 2013. It doesn't take long until he makes some provocative statements.
"4. Stop saying "I support the troops." I don't. I used to. 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?"
Playing both sides of the fence as usual, Moore immediately backtracks a bit, explaining that resolution number 5 is to "Apologize for #4" because "It's not the troops' fault they're sent to invade other countries for dubious reasons and outright lies."
Of course, Michael Moore is entitled to his opinion, and to invoke his right to free speech. The overwhelming number of commenters on the Town Hall post blasted the resolution and, exercising their own rights, fell into making insulting remarks about his weight and his motivations.
So, it's heartening to see that the American way is alive, and even thriving in 2013.
Would that be true if the troops all just decided to quit?
What do you think?
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