Filmmaker Michael Moore is at it again. This time around, he has taken it upon himself to apologize, on behalf of the entire American people, for the recent airstrikes that resulted in the death of Iranian General Soleimani.
Moore took to Twitter, stating he “deeply regrets” the air assault that was ordered by President Trump that ended with the death of Qassem Soleimani. He wrote: “Sir, I deeply regret the violence on our behalf by a man that most Americans have never voted for.”
Moore even went so far as to post the tweet, on Tuesday, in Farsi, by way of an automated Twitter translation. As if that wasn't enough, he even issued a plea to the president of Iran, the Ayatollah, to not engage in any forms of violence directed at the American people and the United States.
Moore asked that they give the American people to vote Trump out of the presidency in November, or for the Senate to follow through on the impeachment and officially remove him from his office. He went on to say ask that they not choose to respond violently, but bravely.
Moore, a liberal director of documentaries, then added: “Violence only increases violence.”
Moore's recent apology brings to mind a similar one issued by Rose McGowan, formerly of the tv series "Charmed," last week. She, as well, made apologies on behalf of the American people, claiming that the nation is being held hostage by a "terrorist regime." She went so far as the plead with Iran to not "kill us."
After receiving a barrage of criticism for her apology, McGowan later chose to reel in the tweet. Her excuse for the apology was that she "freaked out." She says she freaked out because there is the possibility of an impending war. She felt it was okay and was our right to freak out about decisions made by those in positions of high power.
She reminded us that this very ability to freak out is the very thing that the brave soldiers have been and will continue to fight for. She then said that is a democracy, and she did not want to see any more American soldiers killed.
She then chose to make yet another statement: “I do not side with Iran, but I most definitely do not wide with the USA.”
With all said and done, when those individuals in Hollywood, who seem to think they are more important than what they are, make such polarizing statements—one has to wonder what Iran thinks of the American public. Surely, they take these types of statements for what they are—made by people who are NOT speaking for the American people.
Do you think that Iran gave much weight to either statement?