Mortensen Defends Bush Criticism

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS star Viggo Mortensen refuses to apologise for his recent attack on US President GEORGE BUSH - maintaining the political leader is a "beast".

The outspoken actor hit out at Bush after his controversial handling of Hurricane Katrina, but also disagrees with the President's Iraq policies, gossip site The Scoop reports.

He fumes, "I'm not anti-Bush; I'm anti-Bush behaviour. In other words, I'm against cheating, greed, cruelty, racism, imperialism, religious fundamentalism, treason, and the seemingly limitless capacity for hypocrisy shown by Bush and his administration.

"Cindy Sheehan (peace activist whose son was killed in Iraq) and how badly Katrina was bungled are two shots to the heart. I hope the beast does fall down soon."


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I personally think when all's said and done, those who have been so quick to criticize will come away with egg on their faces...
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Why should Mr. Mortensen apologize for expressing his opinion? He has that right guaranteed to him by the Constitution-freedom of speech. It isn't just for the media! Thank God, this is a country where we have these freedoms, and we also have the right to exercise these freedoms. In this instance, I do agree with his views. I do not feel our military people should be dying to protect Bush's oil interests, or those of his minions. However, if I didn't agree with Mr. Mortensen, I would still defend his right to his opinions, and his right to exercise his freedoms.
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I don't believe Mr. Mortensen needs to apologise for his comments about Bush, I couldn't agree with him more. I was raised to respect those in authority, however in this case my respect died a long time ago. I just hope Bush is a better man than he is President.For those who are against what Mrs. Sheehan has done obviously are not parents and don't know or understand the lengths a parent would go to find out the answers as to why their child has died.
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