Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Fahrenheit 9/11 Marine Dies in Iraq

Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 has become the seminal film of our generation. Now, as one soldier is very publicly suing Moore for what he terms a misrepresentation of his comments in the film, another Marine -- and one-time recruiter -- who appeared in documentary willingly, has died in a roadside bombing in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Raymond J. Plouhar, 30, died Monday of wounds he suffered while conducting combat operations in Iraq. After donating one of his kidneys to his uncle, Plouhar took four years off from active duty to serve as a recruiter for the Marines in Michael Moore's hometown of Flint, Michigan. In Fahrenheit 9/11, he's seen approaching prospective recruits in a mall parking lot in Flint, saying, "It's better to get them when they're in ones and twos and work on them that way." Plouhar leaves behind a wife, and two children, ages five and nine.

I can't tell if you're praising him as a hero or mocking him as a sap.
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