Posted by MK from dialup-184.108.40.206.Dial1.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 10:02am :
In Reply to: He won the Oscar, didn't he? posted by Brett Maverick Lambert from edtntnt9-port-239.dial.telus.net (18.104.22.168) on Monday, March 24, 2003 at 9:27pm :
: : That is a far cry from stealing the show.....and rightly so.
: : It had about the same effect as farting in public. You will get attention, but everyone will distance themselves from you.
: Still resentful that you don't have a make-up Oscar?
: And it was more of a mixed reception when he made his dead-on swipes at Mr. Bush.
The only thing I resent was Moore's remarks. It was Mr. Moore's right to say what he did. Our men and women in uniform are laying down their lives to not only protect Mr. Moore's right, but to try to extend that freedom to those in Iraq. Speaking out against Saddam is against Iraqi law. The punishment is having your tongue amputated.
From the BBC:
"In mid-2000, the RCC approved amputation of the tongue as a new penalty for slander or abusive remarks about the President or his family.
These punishments are practised mainly on political dissenters. Iraqi TV has broadcast pictures of these punishments as a warning to others."
Every freedom has a price. In order to have freedom of speech we have to let jerks like Moore have their say. It is a price worth paying.
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