Viggo Mortensen earned degrees in Government and Spanish at St. Lawrence University. He is multi-lingual and widely traveled, and has a broad world view. Mortensen’s appearance on the Charlie Rose show in December of 2002, in which he wore a “No More Blood for Oil” T-shirt and spoke openly of his opposition to the move toward war in Iraq, brought his views to the attention of the public. He has continued to speak out regularly against the war and other Bush administration policies.
I will not pretend to neutrality here; I share most of Mortensen’s views on the war in Iraq and his concerns about the motivations of Bush and the current administration. Time is precious so with few exceptions I am presenting those articles and quotes that present his opinions and/or support them. If you are looking for sites presenting the other side, a Google search for “Viggo Charlie Rose” will lead you to plenty of them.