Washington: Oliver Stone has lashed out at Barack Obama. The movie maker accused Obama of breaking all of his pre-election promises during a panel discussion at the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, DC. “Something happened because none of the things he promised ... transparency, a govt that would reconsider the war on terror and these programs ... none of that happened, none of it,” said Stone. “The man stunned us with a lack of spine,” the director added. “He is a weak man.” He charged that Obama sold out immediately when he “took the private option over the public option”. SS

He also said that  Obama’s choice of advisors, Robert Gates, whom he labelled a “criminal,” and Hillary Clinton, made it clear right away that President Obama would be a completely different entity than candidate Obama. “On EVERYTHING he backed down,” Stone said. “I was stunned.