Skip to comments.Fox news reports Tom Cruise insulted Pres. Bush in U.K.
Posted on 07/01/2002 5:44:53 AM PDT by mgist
Fox news reported that Tom Cruise insulted Pres. Bush in the U.K. Telegraph over the weekend. Something to the effect of "Nit Wit President" and "worried about his children living in America."
Does anybody have any information? Where can we complain about this "Christian Scientist" limosene liberal who's true colors are showing?
How quick would he be complaining that she was taking his kids away from him and out of the country?
Fox gives the movie a thumbs up, because it's tied in to their company.
Oh, and the UK can keep him.
US no place for Cruise kids
TOM Cruise has given in to Nicole Kidman and agreed their children can be brought up outside the US - probably in Australia - according to reports in London.
Cruise, in town for the premiere of his new Stephen Spielberg movie, Minority Report , told British newspapers he agreed with Kidman that their adopted children, Isabella, 9, and Connor, 7, would be better off growing up outside America.
"I think the US is terrifying and it saddens me," he told the Daily Express.
"You only have to look at the state of affairs in America.
"I do worry about my children. As a parent you are always concerned. I just want them to be in a place where they are going to be strong enough to be able to make the right choices.
"Unfortunately, we're in a position where people are so irresponsible that human life holds such little value to them."
It was the first time Cruise has expressed doubts about the US as a suitable place for children and his remarks were believed to be aimed at acts of terrorism, crime statistics and the recent spate of big business collapses and corporate crime.
Kidman and Cruise settled on joint custody rights when their divorce went through last November.
Cruise, 40 next week, currently lives in Beverly Hills, LA, with his new love, Penelope Cruz.
"I depend on Nic where bringing up the kids is concerned," Cruise said.
"But it has to be both of us."
Cruz recently denied a spate of rumours that she was, pregnant, engaged or splitting with Cruise, with whom she starred in Vanilla Sky.
Cruise's latest movie is set in 2054 and, ironically enough, he plays the head of a unit dedicated to preventing crime before it is planned.
"In 2054 I hopefully will have lots of great-grandchildren and movies will still be around," he said.
His next film will be The Last Samurai, which is due to start shooting in October and is about a mercenary training the Japanese imperial army. "I'm studying Japanese culture. It's going to be wild," he said.
This is what was reported on FOX this morning.
Only the Scientologists... guess they will have to purge that engram. Ante up Hubsters!
THE world outside the US is now getting used to the fact Americans have a fraudulently elected nitwit as their president, but George W. Bush excelled himself this week with a "long-awaited" definitive speech on Middle East policies that stretched even the weirdest imaginations. BRUCE WILSON in London reports:
US embassies around the world moved to "explain" the batty future Bush saw for Israel and Palestine, but nothing could disguise that the bedbug was running the White House and anything could happen next. Hey, look. Even Tom Cruise is worried. In London this week he said he wanted his adopted kids brought up outside the USA because of what happens inside the USA. He listed terrorism and street crime, but very cogently he listed corporate crime as a reason not to bring up kids in the old US of A.
Now, Tom Cruise is not a Grade A rocket scientist. In fact, he is a Grade A Scientologist. On the whole, though, I would say he was brighter than George W. Bush (along with my neighbour's catatonic cat) and it was most intriguing that he named corporate crime as a reason not to want to grow up in America.
The WorldCom affair comes after the Enron affair while the Andersen affair simply defies belief. It has become perfectly clear that major US corporations have been running out of control, throwing billions of dollars into a kind of international financial black hole.
In vain you ask (as I tried to do), well, where has the money gone? I mean, if you back a loser at Randwick, then you know where your money went. If these companies have lost billions $US3.8 billion in the case of WorldCom why hasn't somebody won it? Or got it? Where has it gone? Or, more to the point, did it ever exist?
Of course it did, said the Doormouse. Otherwise, it could never have been lost and 17,000 people sacked for the lack of it. This is Alice in Wonderland stuff, capitalism rattling around like a high-velocity round in a mental vacuum. Where was government? Where was control?
Twenty years ago, when I lived in Washington, the US was said to have a trillion-dollar-a-day economy that was so strong not even government could screw it. Now, you have to ask if things have turned, that apparent fraudsters like WorldCom can screw government.
Dubya Bush seems reluctant to address these issues. He is a Texan (although not by breeding) and there they let things take their course, execute mentally deficient minors, and generally behave like good old boys, taking the Chevy to the levee.
If it were not for September 11, Bush would be in serious political trouble in America. He may be yet, in the mid-term November elections. His shocked nation rallied around him as the personification of The Flag when the atrocities stunned us all. His personal rating broke all records.
Since then, though, what? On this side of the Atlantic he is seen as a kind of strange joke. Britons try to understand him, but in Europe they simply think of him as a sort of circus act. The Middle East pronouncement was so absurd they didn't know whether to laugh or simply ask the US senior political attache over for a commiserating drink.
These concerns are based on the belief that seems to be proven that Washington itself is a divided city. Colin Powell, in State, is trying to plead reason over the clamouring voices in Defence, led by Donald Rumsfeld, clearly a man not always entirely in control of his senses.
Bush is listening to Rumsfeld, and other strange voices not least the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon. And, as he does, the US looks more and more to be a long way away from the rest of the world.
His marriage to Kidman was as transparent as Hillary and Bill.
Why would two VERY busy movie stars adopt kids? They never are home.
I would be worried about neglect in this case. By whom are the kids being raised?
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