Urbin Report

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Putting it in perspective...

From the Junkyardblog interview with Alan Peterson, director of the film FahrenHYPE 9-11:

JYB: The day four American civilian contractors were killed by terrorists in Fallujah, Iraq, Michael Moore wrote that the killers weren’t terrorists, but rather they were “the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen…and they will win.” What is your reaction to a statement like that?

AP: I often wonder if Michael Moore ever thinks about what he is saying. He is either profoundly ignorant, or a genius at “militant marketing”. He knows exactly what to say and do to make people crazy. I don’t know how you compare foreign mercenaries who terrorize the Iraqi citizens with the Minutemen of the American Revolution. The radicals who want to build an anti-democratic, anti-individual rights, anti-women’s rights jihadist regime who are killing our soldiers, don’t need Americans giving them verbal refuge. They aren’t the revolution. The only reason they have lasted this long is because of the restraint demonstrated by the US Military. Ask the terrorists in Samarra. Ask al-Sadar why the sudden interest in politics. They won’t win.

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