Richard Gere has blasted American President George Bush's ostensibly
faith-based war in Iraq - calling into question the leader's claim he has "God
on his side".
The Chicago actor criticised Bush's declaration that he's placed America
on God's side by invading Iraq at a gala held in his honour by the AMERICAN
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE last week (ends23APR04).
The Dalai Lama disciple told the audience, which included DENZEL
WASHINGTON and Tim Robbins, "One thing I've learned is never to trust anyone
who thinks that he exclusively has God on his side.
"Especially when he's the President of the United States."