Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore commented on Tuesday that he is contemplating attending the funeral of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Il. Kim, who passed away on Monday, was notorious for his brutal Stalinist-like dictatorship, imprisoning thousands, brutally repressing his own people, and responsible both directly and indirectly for the deaths of millions. He also ruled with an iron fist over a country whose propaganda machine churched out a ceaseless barrage of anti-American rhetoric.
"I know Kim Jong Il was criticized by many because of his brutal tactics, but I can't help but admire the man a little" said Moore during and interview. "I mean, anyone who hated America that much couldn't have been all that bad."
Aside from simply hating America, Moore noted that he admired Kim's desire to destroy America and turn neighboring South Korea into a "sea of ashes."
"I'm always in support of anyone who is willing to stand up against the brutal and oppressive regime that is the United States," quipped Moore. "I'm in contact with the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and am hoping for an invite to attend the funeral services. I'm excited about meeting the Great Successor, Kim Jong Un."
Moore went on to say that his only reservation about visiting North Korea was the possible lack of food there due to widespread famine and starvation.