I usually find Michael Moore an agreeable guy and absolutely get his humor but I have to disagree a bit with him on this issue. Michael implies that as Americans we have lost our way a bit by celebrating the death of Osama. I myself did not celebrate Osama’s death (because I find the death of anyone sad) but I can certainly understand how others could cheer. There never has been anyone in modern history who has caused so much harm to so many and changed so many lives as Osama Bin Laden. So the feeling of those who wanted to cheer I get. The difference for me is I cannot cheer his death now, right after 9/11 I would have held a parade and cursed his name but as time has passed my anger has subsided and I simply wanted justice. Justice to the men and women who died on 9/11 for no good reason. Also we have to remember a simple fact, Michael Moore makes the argument that we should have brought him in and tried him but there really was no need for a trial. He as admitted over the years through many videos that he was the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and that if he had the chance again he would commit even more heinous crimes. So as our Navy Seals went in I think there was only one option, throw yourself on the floor and give up or you will die. Osama decided to not comply and paid the price. He was given a burial something the people of my country never got on 9/11. So Michael I agree with you we dont want to stoop to the level of our enemy but umm we would have to stoop really far to get that low!! So just remember that.
Here is how Huffington Post reported the story:
Michael Moore doubled down on his criticism of the killing of Osama bin Laden, telling CNN’s Piers Morgan on Thursday that, while he is glad bin Laden is gone, America “lost something of [its] soul” in killing him without putting him on trial.
Moore first gained attention for calling the killing an “execution” in an interview on Wednesday, and he repeated that charge to Morgan. He also criticized people who went to Ground Zero to celebrate bin Laden’s death.
“I hear a lot of people often say, what would Jesus do?” he said. “I don’t think Jesus would go down to Ground Zero like a lot of people did…and have a party.” Morgan asked him why he took issue with the way bin Laden died. Moore said that the killing deviated from the notion that everyone has a right to a trial:
“We’ve lost something of our soul here in this country…something that separates us from other parts, other countries where we say everybody has their day in court no matter how bad of a person, no matter what piece of scum they are, they have a right to a trial…after World War II, we just didn’t go in and put a bullet to the head of all the top Nazis. We put them on trial.”
He said people who did not want a trial for Bin Laden were “saying that you hate being an American. You hate what we stand for, you hate what our constitution stands for. We stand for something different than that and we’re better than them.”