Oliver Stone Calls Obama 'Scary'

Director Oliver Stone is glad Mitt Romney didn't emerge victorious on Election Day. But the Oscar-winning director is hardly on board with Team Obama.

Stone details his concerns with the president's first term in the new book, "The Untold History of the United States," a project co-written with professor Peter Kuznick which spawned a new Showtime documentary.

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.


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