On Location, With Politics On His Mind

In D.C. to shoot a sequel to National Treasure, actor Jon Voight says politics are very much on his mind at the moment, particularly after wrapping up work on the forthcoming flick September Dawn. It's the true story of an 1857 massacre of California-bound pioneers by a group of Mormon zealots.

Voight says that Mormonism has cleaned up its act since then but that the movie speaks to the stakes in the current battle against Islamic radicalism. That's why, Voight says, he's troubled by attacks on President Bush's war on terrorism: "The enemy would really like for us to divide and fight against each other and do their pernicious work for them."

By Paul Bedard