Playwright Harold Pinter delivered a devastating assault on U.S. foreign policy in his acceptance speech delivered on Wednesday to Stockholm.Pinter won the award for literature -- the world's highest honor for a writer -- in October. He taped the video message from Britain, where he is being treated for cancer. He says: "The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatent state terrorism demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law. The invasion was an arbitrary military action inspired by series of lies upon lies and gross manipulation of the media and therefore the public." Pinter is author of such plays as "The Caretaker" and "The Homecoming".
Here is a link to the full text (and video) of Pinter's speech: http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/2005/pinter-lecture-e.html Delivered: Wed 7 Dec 2005 4.30pm-5.20pm; rpt 8.30pm-9.20pm
Here is a review from The Guardian of London: Passionate Pinter's Devastating Assault on US Foreign Policy http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1208-05.htm