Oliver Stone believes the current US government as “set America back [by] 10 years” because of its over-zealous security policies and its decision to go to war on Iraq.
Speaking at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain this week, Stone said: “We have destroyed the world in the name of security.
“From 12 September  on, the [attacks were] politicised and it has polarised the entire world. 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.”
“This war on Iraq is a disaster. I’m disgraced. I’m ashamed for my country. I’m also ashamed that America has attacked itself with its constitutional breakdowns. I’m deeply ashamed.”