Actress Jessica Alba has slammed US President George W Bush for threatening to send her soldier uncle back into war-torn Iraq.

The Sin City beauty's uncle, 44-year-old Army reservist NICK STANISCI signed up for the Army Reserve in California because he's Italian, and heard he could get a free trip to Italy by joining.

But Alba is terrified about reports Bush is considering sending soldiers back into Iraq within 18 months, and is urging the American government to reconsider before more innocent lives are lost.

She tells the New York Daily News, "He just got back a few weeks ago, but I think he can be sent back there in 18 months.

"I don't think he should be sent back. He should stay home with his family.

"I just don't have a great feeling about what we're doing in Iraq. I don't know why we're there."

11/07/2005 09:29