Friday, February 29, 2008

Angelina Jolie in the WaPo

Angelina Jolie wrote an Op-Ed piece in the Washington Post. Very cool! I knew there was a reason I liked her. It's an interesting piece, because she calls for more humanitarian aid, specifically so Iraqis can come home. She's undecided about the surge, noting that the soldiers she talked to "miss home but feel invested in Iraq." I think she's expressing the ambivalence that a lot of us feel - we desperately want to get out, but we don't want to abandon the Iraqi people. In this respect, her focus on supporting the UN High Commissioner for Refugees is appropriate. It would be great to see the US working closely with the UN.

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