Larry Hagman slams US
president over Iraq
US actor Larry Hagman, former star of the television series
"Dallas", slammed President George W. Bush as a
sad but dangerous figure with little education.
"If George Bush attacks Iraq,
tens of thousands of people will die without reason,"
Hagman told Thursday's edition of the Tagesspiegel newspaper.
The actor, who played the notorious
Texas oil baron JR Ewing in the Dallas series, said Bush was
a "sad figure: not too well educated, who doesn't get
out of America much. He's leading the country towards facism."
When asked whether Bush would appreciate
his accusation, Hagman replied: "It's all the same to
me, he wouldn't understand the word facism anyway."
He said Bush and JR Ewing both came
from the Texas oil industry but that the president was not
smart enough to be like JR.
"JR was so smart he always found
a way to win without violence ... he ruined his enemies financially
Hagman, 71, was in Germany promoting