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April 16, 2003: Actor and anti-war activist Tim Robbins said the United States is now viewed by much of the world as the Soviet Union once was, “as a rogue state.”

“In the 19 months since 9-11, we have seen our democracy compromised by fear and hatred,” Robbins said in a speech to the National Press Club.

“Basic inalienable rights, due process, the sanctity of the home have been quickly compromised in a climate of fear. A unified American public has grown bitterly divided, and a world population that had profound sympathy and support for us has grown contemptuous and distrustful, viewing us as we once viewed the Soviet Union, as a rogue state.”

“A message is being sent through the White House and its allies in talk radio … and Cooperstown. If you oppose this administration, there can and will be ramifications.”

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