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.”
What a disgrace to the memory of the victims of 9/11.
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Has Matt Damon eaten his shoe yet over his ‘never been in a public school’ claim about the Bush family?
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