Michael Moore Yaks it up with Bill Kristol

Dear Bill Kristol: More People Than You Thought Are Vulgar, Disgusting and Far-Left

By Michael Moore

I just sent this to Bill Kristol, the editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and one of the most influential advocates of our invasion of Iraq. He posted something this morning about my post where I found an old quote from Chuck Hagel about how the Iraq War is all about the oil. I’ll let you know when Bill gets back to me. (If you don’t know much about Bill, you can find a good introduction here about his pre-war debate with Daniel Ellsberg.)

Dear Bill,

Thanks for your post mentioning me! I didn’t realize you visited my website so early on Saturday mornings. Man, I wish we had cleaned up after the party last night.

Anyway, I see you’re mad that back in 2007 former Sen. Chuck Hagel said that we were obviously “fighting for oil” in Iraq. You explain this was “vulgar and disgusting” and “could be the straw that breaks the back of Hagel’s chances” to be Obama’s next Defense Secretary.

Since you feel so strongly about this, I wanted to make sure you heard about four other prominent people who’ve said the same thing. (I should have mentioned them yesterday with the Chuck Hagel stuff, I apologize.)

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