Michael Moore rips Bush admin for treatment of first responders

In a recent letter, Michael Moore attacked the Bush administration for investigating his trip to Cuba with ailing first responders. Moore's comments include:

"For five and a half years, the Bush administration has ignored and neglected the heroes of the 9/11 community," Moore said in the letter, which he posted on the liberal Web site Daily Kos. "These heroic first responders have been left to fend for themselves, without coverage and without care.

"I understand why the Bush administration is coming after me -- I have tried to help the very people they refuse to help, but until George W. Bush outlaws helping your fellow man, I have broken no laws and I have nothing to hide."

Treasury officials did not immediately respond on Friday to a request for comment on Moore's letter to Paulson.

The department's Office of Foreign Assets Control notified Moore in a letter dated May 2 that it was conducting a civil investigation for possible violations of the U.S. trade embargo restricting travel to Cuba.

Moore questioned the timing of the investigation, noting that "Sicko" premieres May 19 at the Cannes Film Festival and debuts in U.S. theaters June 19. The Bush administration knew of his plans to travel to Cuba since last October, said Moore, who went there in March with about 10 ailing workers involved in the rescue effort at the World Trade Center ruins.

OFAC's letter to Moore noted that he had applied in October 2006 for permission as a full-time journalist to travel to Cuba, but that the agency had not made any determination on his request.

The agency gave Moore 20 business days to provide details on his Cuba trip and the names of those who accompanied him.

In order for me to believe that Moore is not a left-gatekeeper

like Chomsky & Goodman, he needs to come out & say that 9/11 was an inside job!

Ha, yeah

Don't count on it. the guy is a phoney who literally got on his hands and knees and begged Ralph Nader not to run for president in '04 because he much preferred bonesman Kerry over bonesman Bush.
If Michael Moore was hostile toward 9/11 truth back in '04 that *might* be understandable. In '07 it's totally unacceptable. The guy deserves no respect and has no credibility. And he's also been virtually silent since Bush's 2nd "election" up until now.

Yours truly,
a former Michael Moore fan

Good news/bad news.

I thought that was a big deal too, till I read this.
Although it is still good if it brings the plight of first responders in to public awareness, Micheal Moore is still only interested in how it benefits his agenda.
On the other hand John Feal gets a plug on MM's website.