Michael Moore
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March 5: Michael Moore addresses a crowd at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., on the 18th day of protests over the governor's proposed budget that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.
Filmmaker Michael Moore slammed President Obama in a string of tweets for taking military action in Libya.

Moore, who frequently criticized President George Bush for launching the Iraq War, compared the U.S. military's mission in Libya to Iraq and Afghanistan in several Twitter messages sent Saturday.

Moore's comments came after the U.S. troops launched 110 Tomahawk missiles at military targets in Libya as part of an allied effort to prevent forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi from overtaking the rebel-held city of Benghazi.

The strikes on Libya began on the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War.

Obama explained Saturday the U.S. and its allies acted to protect the Libyan people from a potential massacre.