Bill Maher on John McCain, the “surge” and religion

February 16, 2007 | By | Reply More

If you want to know what Bill Maher is up to, check out this article at Salon.com. I found the interview to be equally thoughtful and frank–the antithesis of political talk. For instance, on McCain and Iraq Maher says:

It’s already a partitioned country. What are we fighting for over there? Why are we fighting to keep Iraq together? . . . Why are these drawn-on-a-map borders worth one more American life? I have no clue. And I don’t think [John McCain] does, either… We’ve already lost our honor over there. We lost it at Abu Ghraib, and a lot of other places. The honorable thing to do would be to acknowledge our mistake and get out.

According to the writer, Joan Walsh, Maher is currently working on

a documentary on religion with “Seinfeld” creator and “Borat” director Larry Charles, titled “A Spiritual Journey.” No, he hasn’t found religion; Maher will be spoofing it, although he insists he’s not an atheist. “Religion to me is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don’t need. But I’m not an atheist, no,” he told the Onion AV Club in a 2002 interview. “I believe there’s some force.”

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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