Monday, May 24, 2004

  • Ex-U.S. Marine: I Killed Civilians in Iraq

    Masseyj

    Ex-Marine Staff Sergeant Jimmy Massey talks about his time in Iraq where he admitted the U.S. treatment of Iraqi civilians is fueling the Iraqi resistance. In a recent interview he said "I felt like we were committing genocide in Iraq." [includes rush transcript]

  • Michael Moore Takes Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival

    Moorecannes

    At the Cannes film festival, Michael Moore’s "Fahrenheit 9/11" became the first documentary in nearly 50 years to take the festival’s coveted top prize the Palme d’Or. During his acceptance speech he said, "I want to make sure if I do nothing else for this year that those who have died in Iraq have not died in vain."

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