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Hollywood Director Oliver Stone: “I Find Obama Scary”…

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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Via Politico:

Each presidential cycle gets shrouded in the penultimate question, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”

In Oliver Stone’s new book — “The Untold History of the United States” — the filmmaker, along with historian Peter Kuznick, argues that, “The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse.”

Much of Stone and Kuznick’s book focuses on the threats posed by government secrecy and militarism throughout history and, in an interview with POLITICO Friday, Stone said that things aren’t getting better.

“It’s scarier,” said Stone. “I grew up under Eisenhower … and it’s gotten scarier because of the Bush and Reagan people and now I find Obama scary in a way that I had not done in 2008.” Stone cited reports of American drone attacks in Yemen and Pakistan as examples, as well as the president’s so-called “kill list.”

“The president, himself, has become judge, jury and executioner around the world,” said Kuznick.

The gloomy vision provided by both Stone and Kuznick during the interview prompted Stone to, at one point, jokingly ask, “You’re depressed by hearing us? I understand…”

by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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imamomzilla
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:11 PM

 BUMP!

emeraldangel2.0
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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i don't take anyone who exploits and profits off of a national tragedy seriously

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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If you are a lib and you lose Oliver Stone, you are in trouble.
_Kissy_
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

After the shit he did with the JFK movie he just needs to go sit down.

Quoting emeraldangel2.0:

i don't take anyone who exploits and profits off of a national tragedy seriously


Kmary
by Bronze Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Did you just glaze over the part where he also said that he was scared under Reagan and Bush?  Apparently, the man is easily scared.  Not surprised.  The artsy type tends to be a bit dramatic and emotional... :-)

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Who cares?

Pamela05
by Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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“The president, himself, has become judge, jury and executioner around the world,” said Kuznick ...yep this is scary!
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mom2twinboyz
by Bronze Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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Wow! At least he stopped drinking the kool aid. He is the biggest lib of them all.
jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Wait, I thought Obama was weak on terrorism?

Now he's the Big Bad Drone Guy that scares a movie director?

(and FTR, I would agree with Stone.  Drone attacks have gone up dramatically under O.)

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