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Jessica Lange Bashes Bush, Iraq War

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BRONXVILLE, NY (AP) ― Oscar-winner Jessica Lange bashed the Bush administration and denounced the war in Iraq during a Friday commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College.

The star of "Tootsie" and "Blue Sky" was applauded by students at the small liberal arts college after comparing the conflict with the Vietnam War.

She said the graduates -- including her 22-year-old daughter Hannah Shepard -- have "a heavy burden" to chart a new path for the country.

"We are living in an America that, in the last seven and a half years, has waged an unnecessary war, established prison camps, condoned torture, employed corporate armies, eliminated the right of habeas corpus, practiced extraordinary rendition, and believe me, this is only a partial list," Lange said.

Lange asked the graduates to commit themselves to the "pursuit of peace."

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