The filmmaker makes a request that the president not expand the long-standing war.
Tokyo, Japan (WiredPRNews.com) – Days prior to President Barack Obama’s expected speech on his plan for sending additional troops to Afghanistan, activist and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore sent the president a message on the issue. As reported by AFP, Moore stated to reporters while in Japan promoting his recent film “Capitalism: A Love Story” that the message was from his father, who served in World War II.
Moore is quoted by AFP as stating to reporters, “I passed on to him a personal request from my father and his Japanese friend: ‘Mr. Obama, you do not know war. We both know war and want it no more.”
As noted in the report, Moore discussed at a press conference in Japan various social issues that affect the country as well as the United States.
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