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Harold Pinter on the Iraq war

Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter, who has died at the age of 78, strongly opposed the war in Iraq, calling it ''a bandit act.''

In a speech he gave in Sweden, he said President George W Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair should be tried as war criminals for instigating the invasion.

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