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Oliver Stone: 'I'm ashamed for my country'

 

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) -- Filmmaker Oliver Stone blasted President George W. Bush Thursday, saying he has "set America back 10 years."

 

Stone added that he is "ashamed for my country" over the war in Iraq and the U.S. policies in response to the attacks of September 11.

 

"We have destroyed the world in the name of security," Stone told journalists at the San Sebastian International Film Festival prior to a screening of his latest movie, "World Trade Center." The film tells the true story of the survival and rescue of two policemen who were trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, after they went to help people escape.

 

"From September 12 on, the incident (the attacks) was politicized and it has polarized the entire world," said Stone. "It is a shame because it is a waste of energy to see that the entire world five years later is still convulsed in the grip of 9/11.

 

"It's a waste of energy away from things that do matter which is poverty, death, disease, the planet itself and fixing things in our own homes rather than fighting wars with others. Mr. Bush has set America back 10 years, maybe more."

 

The director of blockbusters such as "Platoon," and "JFK" said the U.S. reaction to the attacks was out of proportion.

 

"If there had been a better sense of preparation, if we had a leadership that was more mature," he said. "We did not fight back in the same way that the British fought the IRA or the Spanish government fought the Basques here. Terrorism is a manageable action. It can be lived with," said Stone.

 

Stone rejected allegations that U.S. authorities may have known about the attacks in advance and said the real conspiracy came after.

 

"I think that conspiracy-mongering on 9/11 is a waste of time," he said. "The far greater conspiracy occurred after 9/11 when basically a neo-cabal inside our government hijacked policy and went to war. That was as broad a conspiracy as we can get and it was about 20, 30 people. That's all, they took over and all these books are coming out and they are pointing it out," said Stone.

 

"This war on Iraq is a disaster. I'm disgraced. I'm ashamed for my country," he said. "I'm also ashamed that America has attacked itself with its constitutional breakdowns. I'm deeply ashamed."

 

In the United States' favor, Stone posited that it's not responsible for all the world's problems.

 

"You can't see that the United States is responsible for all the evil in the world because you can see so many dictators and so many bestial acts all over the world now. .... There is something in the human heart, the international human heart, that is evil," said Stone.

 

"That's the evil that turns its mind and ears on humanity and is able to say 'I can kill a person in the name of God or religion.' This is not a human being, this a fanatic. And I fear that fanaticism is the result of our overreaction to 9/11," said Stone.

 

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/09/...e.ap/index.html

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Stone also said that people cut off limbs of the dead at ground zero and used them as jewelry.

 

Source?

A few months later, he claimed there'd been a coverup of Ground Zero workers cutting limbs "off bodies for jewelry [and] a man walking off with $132 million."

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/441449p-371772c.html

I missed where it said he claimed they used the limbs as jewlery. However I did read the part that said people were charged for looting jewlery from the dead. I hate courts when they buy into half-cooked lies of Oliver Stone.

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ok...so oliver stone doesnt have great cred...but he is exactly right about Bush setting us back 10 years...if not further...worst president since his LBJ(except bush didnt have that whole civil rights advancements)

 

 

Please do not quote JimmyJack for I am forced to read his posts.

then dont come in the bullpen...and great argument accord...just great :thumbup

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ok...so oliver stone doesnt have great cred...but he is exactly right about Bush setting us back 10 years...if not further...worst president since his LBJ(except bush didnt have that whole civil rights advancements)

 

 

 

please dont post photos with vulgar language again. next time is a suspension.

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ok...so oliver stone doesnt have great cred...but he is exactly right about Bush setting us back 10 years...if not further...worst president since his LBJ(except bush didnt have that whole civil rights advancements)

 

 

Please do not quote JimmyJack for I am forced to read his posts.

My apologies :D

 

 

ok...so oliver stone doesnt have great cred...but he is exactly right about Bush setting us back 10 years...if not further...worst president since his LBJ(except bush didnt have that whole civil rights advancements)

 

 

 

please dont post photos with vulgar language again. next time is a suspension.

I sincerely apologize for offending anyone by forcing them to read the word which is a synonym for fecal matter, especially to those of you who will lose sleep over my egregious and incredibly vulgar post, I cannot emphasize how sorry I am!

 

and great argument accord...just great :thumbup

 

Pot....... meet Kettle.

 

Who cares? You wouldn't if he wasn't some hack director.

 

+1

 

Coming from a Hollywood type, his opinion is crafted to appeal to his peers and Oliver Stone is speaking in public to further his agenda, whatever that may be. And isn't Alec Baldwin supposed to be in France right now since Bush won? I guess he figured out that the grass really isn't greener on the other side.

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accord...you are the most notorious name caller on this board....meet reason, respect, and accountability and then maybe people on this board will take you seriously

 

Jimmy giving people advice on how to be taken seriously :lol :lol :lol :lol .

instead of laughing at it...take it seriously...it will help your cred in the long run...also it will help you in not getting shot by one of your fella NRA members(who is probably legally carrying his weapon while also being legally insane)

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accord...you are the most notorious name caller on this board....meet reason, respect, and accountability and then maybe people on this board will take you seriously

 

Jimmy giving people advice on how to be taken seriously :lol :lol :lol :lol .

instead of laughing at it...take it seriously...it will help your cred in the long run...also it will help you in not getting shot by one of your fella NRA members(who is probably legally carrying his weapon while also being legally insane)

Sigh. I'm not even going to waste my time....

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accord...you are the most notorious name caller on this board....meet reason, respect, and accountability and then maybe people on this board will take you seriously

 

Jimmy giving people advice on how to be taken seriously :lol :lol :lol :lol .

instead of laughing at it...take it seriously...it will help your cred in the long run...also it will help you in not getting shot by one of your fella NRA members(who is probably legally carrying his weapon while also being legally insane)

Sigh. I'm not even going to waste my time....

then why tell yourself that? who are you trying to impress? or just getting that last word in there? or...just getting that post count up? :whistle

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accord...you are the most notorious name caller on this board....meet reason, respect, and accountability and then maybe people on this board will take you seriously

 

Jimmy giving people advice on how to be taken seriously :lol :lol :lol :lol .

instead of laughing at it...take it seriously...it will help your cred in the long run...also it will help you in not getting shot by one of your fella NRA members(who is probably legally carrying his weapon while also being legally insane)

Sigh. I'm not even going to waste my time....

then why tell yourself that? who are you trying to impress? or just getting that last word in there? or...just getting that post count up? :whistle

I am not going to dignify your BS with a response.

 

(oh wait...)

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