Friday, June 25, 2004 - Moore defends 'Fahrenheit' - Moore defends 'Fahrenheit' - Jun 25, 2004: "CNN) -- The Bush administration 'made a half-hearted effort' in pursuing Osama bin Laden immediately after the September 11 attacks, and devoted resources to invading Iraq instead, Michael Moore said in an interview, defending points he's made in his new film, 'Fahrenheit 9/11.'
'I think -- and I think most Americans agree with this -- that we should have seriously gone after anyone who was responsible for the murder of 3,000 people,' Moore told CNN anchor Daryn Kagan Friday on CNN's 'Live Today.' 'But, as Richard Clarke so eloquently has pointed out, on September 12th the Bush administration wasn't interested in going after the people who did this. They wanted to bomb Iraq.'
Asked about the U.S. pursuit of bin Laden, whose al Qaeda organization was responsible for the attacks on New York and Washington, Moore added, 'Richard Clarke's point, and my point, is they made a half-hearted effort. They kept our Special Forces from going into the part of Afghanistan where bin Laden was. They kept the Special Forces out of there for two months.' "

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