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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5391270.stm
    Stone blasts Bush over 9/11 role

    Director Oliver Stone has criticised President George Bush, saying he had "set the country back 10 years."

    Speaking at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, Stone condemned what he saw as the politicisation of the 9/11 attacks.

    He claimed the "overreaction" to the attacks had wasted resources, encouraged fanatics and made him "ashamed to be an American".

    Stone's new film is about two men who survived inside the World Trade Center.

    He told a press conference ahead of the film's screening in Spain: "From September 12 on, the incident was politicised and it has polarised the entire world.

    'Waste of energy'

    "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."

    He added: "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."

    World Trade Center has received largely favourable reviews in the US, with many being surprised at the normally controversial director's family-friendly treatment on the subject.

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    "Mr Bush has set America back 10 years, maybe more."
    That's all you can say, Mr. Stone? I have bad news for you.
    In fact, I have bad news for ... just about everybody.

    Under legislation, Bush can imprison any American without cause, without trial, without limit
    This story explains the law which allows him to do that.
    It's from the NYTimes.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/29/wa...erland&emc=rss

    A commentator puts it thusly:

    Argues Glenn Greenwald: "There really is no other way to put it.
    Issues of torture to the side (a grotesque qualification, I know),
    we are legalizing tyranny in the United States. Period."


    http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/2...460324274.html

    "I fully understand, but ultimately disagree with, the viewpoint,
    well-argued by Hunter and others, that this bill constitutes merely
    another step on a path we've long been on, rather than a fundamental
    and wholly new level of tyranny.... There is a profound and fundamental
    difference between an Executive engaging in shadowy acts of lawlessness
    and abuses of power on the one hand, and, on the other, having the
    American people, through their Congress, endorse, embrace and legalize
    that behavior out in the open
    , with barely a peep of real protest."

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    I was listening to a news segment about this on CBC radio and I just about freaked. Has the US Congress gone stark raving mad? They are in contravention of every treaty, convention, and law out there and their allies are not going to get on board with this. It would be hilarious if it weren't so horrible and sad.

    What has the United States of America come to? At this point, it's virtually a dictatorship.

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    Watch 'V for Vendetta', minus the vaudeville masks and such.

    That's what it is now, except the citizens are a good sight more zombifiied.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    I'll have to rent it. I am getting truly frightened to live next door to what is fast becoming a fascist country and a rogue nation (the government, NOT the people).

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