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Angelina Jolie to President Obama: Help Darfur!

Angelina Jolie to President Obama: Help Darfur!

In observance of Human Rights Day, Angelina Jolie has taken to Newsweek to let the the Obama administration know that it’s not doing enough for the Darfur region of Sudan, where “government supported militia have left 300,000 dead and 2.7 million people internally displaced.”

In hopes of bringing down corrupt Sudanese leaders, the 34-year-old UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador writes, “I believe President Obama and his special envoy Scott Gration will do their best to bring peace to the region. Their policy, though, raises a number of questions. How is the Obama administration’s approach to Sudan an evolution of justice? 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.”

Check out Angie‘s full article at Newsweek.com!

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# 1

yay! 1st!
i thought this is the unicef ball thread.

# 2

I love Angie!
And brad too!

# 3

JJ please put up a thread for the Unicef Ball?
pretty please.

# 5

I am really happy that Angie seems to be really interested in saving the world. she is such an amazing person.

WHAT DO THE REST OF US DO?

# 6
Theresa Theresa @ 12/11/2009 at 2:37 am

She is really an amazing person, actress and mother.

# 7

I am really Happy that Angie really tries to save our world. she is such an amazing person. WHAT DO THE REST OF US DO FOR OUR WORLD?

# 9

Jared, where’s the photos from the UNICEF Ball…?

Hopefully this letter will shut up Angies detractors, but I doubt it. The ole double standard is at work. She doesn’t hate Obama at all. That was gossip and no-one bothered to find out if it was true before accusing her of saying it, just as long as it sells eh… trashy rags and hens lap it up!

Angie just wants to know as do most of us, what’s being done to help those in need in Darfur and the surrounding regions.

Angie’s letter in Newsweek was extremely well written and heartfelt.

Angie looks stunning in that beautiful white with gold and silver accents, dresss. Very sexy low cut neck line. Love the tumbling curls.

Who the hell does Angelina Jolie think she is to question Barack Obama’s policies.In reality she is only an actress and nothing more.Yes she got involved with the U.N. but do you really think that if she wasn’t a movie star the U.N. would even look at her twice,like hell they would.She is no authority to question what the goverment,she droped out of high school to become a model and didn’t attend college yet she believes that she has some superior right right to question and involve herself in matters that shouldn’t concern her.All Angelina Jolie is is an uneducated movie star who hires someone who went to college to write her speeches and press releases.Angelina these matters of importance to people who actualy know what they are doing, and have earned the right to do what they do and you just stick to making Wanted 2 and other dumb movies.

Oh my, she has no idea… I’m majoring in politics and we discussed the Darfur conflict (and everything else that’s going on in Sudan) a couple of weeks ago. There have been millions of Dollars given, but hey, their government is corrupt. Troops have been send, but there are so many armed people, militias and so on. They can’t just be disarmed as this would end in a violent conflict with many outbursts across the country. A foreign country stepping in (especially the US) wouldn’t be respected by the people, as the solution has to come from within to last and build a solid ground. Right now the refugees have to be protected (specially women and children), so yeah, they need more troops there. But again: this is defensive not aggressive and it is a step to be made by the African Union, not by the United States.

can’t believe I’ll be on the first page of some 1000 comments Brangelina thread!

She looks dreadful… not aging well.

I love her! She’s gold!

Angelina is a beautiful person inside and out. She shares here blessings with the less privileged people around the world. She is a role mode.

go angie- what an amazing, intelligent voice she has. it strikes me as funny that people on here are commenting or condemning angie’s opinion when chances are they HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY BEEN TO DARFUR, unlike ange. . . talk about uninformed and dumb.

Angie is beauty and brains. No wonder a lot of people love her and admire her.
I love her courage and forthrightness . She’s one of a kind.

What an amazing woman Jolie is! She’s a mother, partner, humanitarian, professional actress … and the list goes on and on. I love her take on Darfur and Sudan.
God bless her.

alexkziel @ 12/11/2009 at 2:59 am

Angelina can question Obama because she an american citizen.
Or you can’t do that in this country?

I respect Angie very much, she is smart, brave and well informed.

Wow! Angelina can write! She is so blessed. She really cares for the less fortunate.

@Anna:
We the people who vote can question the President.We are the voters who put him in office.This is the United States of America.

Anna think hard before you comment on Angelina. She may be an actress but an actress with substance. UN would not be silly to give her her position if she has no brains. Angelina’s detractors are always criticizing no matter how hard she tries. It’s not easy to be an ambassador especially if you have seen with your own eyes the hardships of those people involved. It’s just easy to criticize especially when you are a fan of the hasbeen TV actress who has no talent at all except to expose herself unashamedly. At 40 years of age she has not matured, still very childish and selfish. The hasbeen does not even care for her fans (if she has fans considering the failure of her movies in the box office). All the hasbeen cares for is herself. Each time there is a new thread of Angelina you never fail to comment. If you hated her that much what you’re doing in her thread is insane. A normal person who does not like much more hates another person would not bother commenting but in your case you say that you hate Angie but you are always in her thread. Is it the case of the more you hate the more you love in your case?

Besides Angelina did not steal Brad. Brad and hasbeen’s marriage failed because they themselves no longer wanted to remain married. In Brad’s mouth they have reached deadend. Do you want them to remain married without love? Probably your own marriage is one without love that’s why you are so bitter towards Angelina that you always blame her for your own failure. It’s obvious that you are an unloved woman.

Wonder Woman Angie @ 12/11/2009 at 3:09 am

Angie cares about human rights. She’s really wonderful! WONDER WOMAN!
Go on Angie … express the hopes and dreams of those who do not have the opportunity and to do so.

MOST POWERFUL ACTRESS! … and now writing an op-ed. Angie rules!

God bless Angelina Jolie.

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