Controversial director Oliver Stone has hit out at US President GEORGE W Bush for "misusing" his powers after the terrorist attacks on September 11th (01).

The Natural Born Killers film-maker, who is currently preparing the first major Hollywood movie to deal with the 2001 atrocities, believes Bush is the wrong man to lead America at the moment, and he is particularly angry about the US invasion of Iraq.

Stone says, "There was an over-reaction after 9/11. Bush was given enormous powers and misused them. He created a war in Iraq that has further helped bust the economy, and has led to civil war there.

"He was the wrong leader at the wrong time. I always felt that. I wish I was wrong."

28/07/2005 06:39