Michael Moore was in danger of disappearing completely off the cultural map when the “Fahrenheit 911” director spotted his chance; another film set during the Iraq War, “American Sniper,” was quickly overtaking his film at the box office and becoming a national sensation. A few cheap shots at this cultural phenomenon could draw the public’s attention, so Moore tweeted that snipers like Chris Kyle aren’t heroes but “cowards.”
The backlash against Moore was immense, and it hasn’t stopped yet. Kyle, sadly, is no longer here to defend himself, but country singer/songwriter John Rich passed along the words of another sniper who didn’t hesitate to speak his mind and whose letter to Moore is going viral. WCOS radio has reprinted a letter to Moore from Green Beret sniper Bryan Sikes. We’ve edited his letter for space, but definitely check out the whole thing at WCOS.
Good afternoon there sweetheart, I hope this finds you alive and well. You can thank our men and women of the armed forces for that, by the way, and that also includes us cowardly snipers. It seems you’ve found time between licking the jelly off your fingers and releasing your grasp of a bear claw to tweet some junk about snipers being cowards.
It’s typical of “men” like you to criticize the intestinal fortitude, focus, discipline and patriotism of a sniper. It must stem from an inferiority complex or something. But hey, it’s okay cupcake. We snipers are thick skinned and the efforts of world class turds such as yourself to portray us in a negative light only makes us laugh. If you and I were in the same room, I’d throw you a smile and gently pat you on the head knowing you’re nothing more than a mouth breathing, Crisco sweating waste of space not even worthy of being in the presence of a sniper. It’s almost funny how people like you preach things like ‘acceptance’ and ‘not passing judgement’ or ‘labeling people’, but then are the first to do so when a person is in some way dissimilar from you.
That hit the mark.