Friday, December 11, 2009

Angelina Jolie Publicly Criticizes President Obama

Go-go Angelina!!! In an OpEd piece that was published at Angelina Jolie slams President Obama and the way he has handled the ongoing situation in the Darfur region of Sudan. (Government supported militia have left 300,000 dead and 2.7 million people displaced)…sorry kids it can’t always be about who is screwing who, new haircuts and Robert Pattinson. Sometimes we need to pull our heads out of the sand and pay attention to the rest of the world.

Angelina is calling out the Obama administration for not yet announcing any serious moves to bring corrupt Sudanese leaders to justice.

“I believe President Obama … will do [his] best to bring peace to the region,” Jolie writes, but she seriously questions his policy. “How is the Obama administration’s approach to Sudan an evolution of justice?” she writes. “In addition, when the administration says it intends to work to ‘improve the lives of the people of Darfur,’ I would like to know what that means, besides the obvious point that their lives could hardly get worse.”

She also worries that if the administration doesn’t deal more forcefully with Sudanese officials, future leaders could continue to “pocket financial assistance and aid relief” and “act with impunity.”

She also recommends a new report “funded by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation” that the administration and the U.N. should use to the prevent future atrocities worldwide.  Jolie adds: “On this Human Rights Day–the same day President Obama receives his Nobel Peace Prize–we must also remember those who have been deprived of their rights.”

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