And it came none too soon!
MIDDLEBORO A local veteran who lost parts of both of his arms in Iraq, is suing filmmaker Michael Moore. Sgt. Peter Damon says Moore recycled old news footage and used it in a way that made Damon seem anti-war.
The snip-it appears in Moore�s film “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
Sgt. Peter Damon, a father of two from Middleboro, strongly supports the war effort in Iraq and never agreed to appear in Moore�s movie. He is now suing for $85 million.
“I didn’t lose my arms over there to come back and be used as ammunition against my commander in chief,” said Damon.
Damon was interviewed by NBC in 2003 while being treated at Walter Reed Army Hospital. The interview was about a new painkiller being used on injured soldiers. Damon says he did not express any views on the war itself in that interview.
Michael Moore used a clip from that interview in “Fahrenheit 9/11.” It shows Damon lying on a gurney, saying he feels like he�s being “crushed in a vice.”
The scene appears in a sequence that talks about how the government is abandoning veterans.
The lawsuit also names NBC, Miramax, and other production companies.
I sure would love to be in charge of selecting this jury. The fat bastard would be forking over more than $85 million if that were the case.