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Angelina Jolie: We Have a Moral Obligation to Help Iraqi Refugees

Angelina Jolie: We Have a Moral Obligation to Help Iraqi Refugees

We have finally reached a point where humanitarian assistance, from us and others, can have an impact.

UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie visited Iraq earlier this month and penned her experience for The Washington Post.

Here are some excerpts from Angie‘s excellent opinion piece: “During my trip I also met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who has announced the creation of a new committee to oversee issues related to internally displaced people, and a pledge of $40 million to support the effort.

“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.

“Today’s humanitarian crisis in Iraq — and the potential consequences for our national security — are great. Can the United States afford to gamble that 4 million or more poor and displaced people, in the heart of Middle East, won’t explode in violent desperation, sending the whole region into further disorder?”

Read the full article at WashingtonPost.com.

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588 Comments

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# 1

Than you Jared!!! You are the best..

She is amazing…..

# 2

Thanks JJ… Great Article.

# 3
Andrómeda @ 02/28/2008 at 2:35 pm

great article!!, love this woman!!, thanks JJ

# 4
Grace 1915 @ 02/28/2008 at 2:35 pm

Thanks for the new post JJ! Happy afternoon to everyone.

# 5
Mr and Mrs Smith @ 02/28/2008 at 2:36 pm

Thanks Jared. You are the best.

# 6

how can you not love her!

# 7

Long overdue..thanks so much JJ.

Very lovely afternoon JPfans!

# 9

I like the article. You can tell she speaks from the heart

new thread! this angelina jolie’s got everything! she writes wonderful!

I truly admire this woman. Deus lhe abencoe e guarde!!!

Francesca @ 02/28/2008 at 2:37 pm

She needs to butt out of this stuff before she causes some really big problems. She should not be allowed to involve herself in matters as sensitive as these are. She is overstepping boundries.

….And don’t tell me it’s her “moral obligation”. She could be endangering lives worse then they already are.

[☆F a m o u s☆] @ 02/28/2008 at 2:38 pm

blah blah blah. stfu!

Angie is my girl!

Angie truly understand what is important in life and she continues to make me proud to be her fan.

Thanks for the new thread Jared!

Angelina, no one can “touch” you with their negativity because you are simply an amazing, kind and beyond compare!!! Love u so much!

Angelina Jolie is to be admired for her dedication and continuous desire to help those in need.

os, we should all be interested in things that happen not only in the US but abroad.

It is easy to talk about endangering lives but maybe you can be specific in how exactly you feel she is doing it. Others have also said the same things and whether she speaks out against it or not, it will not change the facts.

Go Angie!

Angie is the greatest of all.

What a great article. This is one of the reason we should not leave Iraq until IRaq is stable enough to achieve stability and prosperity for their own people .

Francesca @ 02/28/2008 at 2:40 pm

She needs to make sure she doesn’t stir the pot!!! Things might not work out the way she thinks they will or wants them to.

jolierocks @ 02/28/2008 at 2:41 pm

Awesome!

I guess she differs with Obama on pulling out of Iraq. I underestimated her… she’s got quite some sense after all!

jolierocks @ 02/28/2008 at 2:42 pm

LOVE Angie’s article…concise, clear, and to the point!!!

# 13 [☆F a m o u s☆] @ 02/28/2008 at 2:38 pm blah blah blah. stfu!

****

is that all you’re famous for – NOTHING – as in you’re blah – blah – blah THEN YOU GO STFU !

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