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11/07/07

Sean Penn: Bush lying and Spinning Fear for War on Iran

CASMII UK Press Release
 
In an interview on 05/11/2007 on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, American Actor and film maker, Sean Penn, described Bush’s demonization of Ahmadi-Nedjad as “lie” and “spinning fear”.
 
Asked why his “strong politics” have not been expressed in more “overtly political” films, Penn replied, “I don’t think there is anything more overtly political than to be proactively human.
 
Penn who travelled to Iran as a journalist to report on 2005 presidential elections, said his project on Iran “is to cut through to some of the meaningless kind of spin that has numbed people from understanding that people are people everywhere, and to be able to go there and to report back some of the very shared humanity that we all have, wherever we are coming from”.
 
When the presenter pointed out that President Bush would say Ahmadi-Nejad was a danger to the world, Penn said “He [Bush] would lie that way saying that, because he does not even recognize that Ahmadi-Nejad is only a fractional leader there. This is all a kind of spinning fear and it has never been properly debated, as Iraq was not properly debated, and in the meantime the damage that's being done in the way that these things are approached, prior to a military engagement is to make life so much cheaper in the first place that people give in to letting the killers kill”.
 
You can listen to the whole interview which was broadcast at 8:45 am on Monday 5th November by downloading the PodCast below. (c) BBC
 
 
For more information or to contact CASMII please visit http://www.campaigniran.org

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