Oliver Stone claimed the "overreaction" to the attacks had wasted resources, encouraged fanatics and made him "ashamed to be an American."I hear the score for his next film is being done by the Dixie Chicks.
He told a press conference in Spain: "From September 12 on, the incident was politicised and it has polarised the entire world. It is a shame because it is a waste of energy to see that the entire world five years later is still convulsed in the grip of 9/11."
He added: "It's a waste of energy away from things that do matter which is poverty, death, disease, the planet itself and fixing things in our own homes rather than fighting wars with others.
"Mr Bush has set America back 10 years, maybe more."