Robert Redford has demanded an apology from US politicians, claiming PRESIDENT George W Bush's government exploited public support during the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. The 70-year-old actor used his opening night address yesterday (18JAN07) at Utah's Sundance Film Festival, the largest gathering of independent movie-makers in the US, to criticise the government - and appeal for a public apology. He fumed, "We put all our concerns on hold to let the leaders lead. I think we're owed a big, massive apology."