Michael Moore: “We’ve lost something of our soul”

Controversial “Farenheit 9/11” director Michael Moore says America is wrong to celebrate what he regards as an execution of Osama bin Laden.

In an interview with Piers Morgan, he said he believed the terror chief should have been put on trial in the U.S., but Americans were too scared.

“We’ve lost something of our soul”, he said.

As scenes of jubilation at Osama’s death were seen across New York, Moore said, “The world is a better place without him. To celebrate someone’s death I think goes a step further… it’s the way I was raised.”

“A lot of people say “what would Jesus do?” I don’t think Jesus would go down to Ground Zero like a lot of people did on Saturday night with champagne and pop corks and have a party”, Moore said.

“Common sense tells you he was executed,” Moore tells the Wrap in a new interview. “That was the plan all along. Just tell us that and quit treating us like children.”

“I have a lot of faith in Obama,” he adds, “but we’ve received three different stories in three days. We heard, “There was a firefight.” “He used a woman as a shield.” Now it turns out none of these things were true. He wasn’t armed”.

“I’m a Catholic”, Moore said, and the position of the Catholic Church and the Pope is that we are 100 percent against the death penalty unless it is in self-defense.

Look at the Nuremberg Trials. We didn’t just pop a bullet in the heads of the worst scum in history. We thought it was important to put them on trial and expose their evil. In a democracy we believe in a system of justice and we believe in a judicial system that gives people a day in court…and then we hang them.

Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams has voiced his reservation about the manner of bin Laden’s death.

“I think the killing of an unarmed man is always going to leave a very uncomfortable feeling, because it doesn’t look as if justice is seen to be done. In those circumstances, I think it’s also true that the different versions of events that have emerged in recent days have not done a great deal to help.”

“I don’t know the full details any more than anyone else; but I do believe that, in such circumstances, when we are faced with someone who was manifestly a war criminal in terms of the atrocities inflicted, it is important that justice is seen to be served”, Rowan Williams said.




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