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U.S. Army Sniper to Michael Moore: My Friends Died to Protect Your Freedom of Speech

Over the weekend, Michael Moore called snipers — American or otherwise — “cowards” for shooting people in the back, especially when those people are in foreign countries we have invaded. So on Monday, Fox & Friends found an American sniper to fire back at him.

“I’ll just say, Michael Moore, he wasn’t there in Afghanistan and the last time I checked, he’s never shot anybody with a scoped rifle,” retired Sgt. Nick Irving said after Fox’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck read the tweets aloud on air. “So I don’t think he deserves the breath that comes out of me right now for that statement.”

“Don’t you think he owes you a thank you and not a shot?” Hasselbeck asked.

“A lot of good guys and a lot my friends died for his right to freedom of speech. So I’m not really worried about what he has to say,” Irving replied.

While most observers assumed Moore was denouncing Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper with his tweets, the filmmaker later clarified on Facebook that he actually enjoyed many aspects of the movie. But he reiterated that he believes “most Americans don’t think snipers are heroes.”

Watch video below, via Fox News:

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