Bill Maher

The host of ABC's Politically Incorrect drew fire after Sept. 11 for saying the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan was cowardly, and the suicide terrorists were not. He talked about it with TIME:

Q. Do you regret saying it?

A. No. For my audience, who wants the unvarnished skinny, it was not a problem. Only people who don't watch the show and heard about it second- and third-hand had a problem.

Q. How did it feel to come under attack?

A. What bothered me most is that on military matters I've always been very hawkish. So for people who never knew anything...

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