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--------Actors from ''Hollywood On High'' Speak To and For the little people of America
Dustin Hoffman, Pontifex
Hollywood on High
Speaking in London, Hoffman accused the Bush administration of "manipulating the grief of the country" after the events of September 11... "I think that's reprehensible." 

"The president's real motives for going to war are power and oil," he said.

"I don't think, like many of us, that the reasons we have been given for going to war are the honest reasons.

"If they are saying it's about the fact they have biological weapons and might have nuclear weapons and that gives us the liberty to pre-empt and strike because we think they might hit us, then what prevents Pakistan from attacking India, what prevents India from attacking Pakistan, what prevents us from going into North Korea?

"I believe this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil".

Hoffman said he believed all politicians were incapable of telling the truth.

"If I was asked what is the most important aspect of being a politician, I would say getting re-elected. And when that's the goal, then all bets are off with the truth".
 

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