Video: Angelina Jolie in Iraq

by Infidelesto on February 29, 2008 · View Comments

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Finally, some sanity from Hollywood. Respect meter for Angelina just went way up. Guess it runs in the family.

From Angelina’s article yesterday at Washington Post

In Baghdad, I spoke with Army Gen. David Petraeus about UNHCR’s need for security information and protection for its staff as they re-enter Iraq, and I am pleased that he has offered that support. General Petraeus also told me he would support new efforts to address the humanitarian crisis “to the maximum extent possible” — which leaves me hopeful that more progress can be made.

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My visit left me even more deeply convinced that we not only have a moral obligation to help displaced Iraqi families, but also a serious, long-term, national security interest in ending this crisis.

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What we cannot afford, in my view, is to squander the progress that has been made. (Eat it, Dems -ed) In fact, we should step up our financial and material assistance. UNHCR has appealed for $261 million this year to provide for refugees and internally displaced persons. That is not a small amount of money — but it is less than the U.S. spends each day to fight the war in Iraq. I would like to call on each of the presidential candidates and congressional leaders to announce a comprehensive refugee plan with a specific timeline and budget as part of their Iraq strategy.

As for the question of whether the surge is working, I can only state what I witnessed: U.N. staff and those of non-governmental organizations seem to feel they have the right set of circumstances to attempt to scale up their programs. And when I asked the troops if they wanted to go home as soon as possible, they said that they miss home but feel invested in Iraq. They have lost many friends and want to be a part of the humanitarian progress they now feel is possible.

It seems to me that now is the moment to address the humanitarian side of this situation. Without the right support, we could miss an opportunity to do some of the good we always stated we intended to do.

Also, a video today surfaced of Angelina with our troops:


hattip: Jawa

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    I think Jolie is the SUPERWOMEN in world that ”US” females need to look up to,not her fame but her intelligence to the world and what happens around in it,she broadens her horizon and has a great care in this world for children.

    To me she is the President the one that takes on a challenge head on,and strives for the success in her life.

    You are a role model to females,you show how to be independent,how to be driven no matter what the outcome.

    Im rating her NO.1 women of the World.

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