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George Clooney: Meeting with Obama at The White House!

George Clooney: Meeting with Obama at The White House!

George Clooney addresses reporters at the White House on Tuesday (October 12) in Washington, D.C.

The 49-year-old actor and human rights activist John Prendergast filled President Barack Obama in on their recent trip to Sudan.

George is asking for support in preventing violence in Sudan – a referendum election to be held in January could split the largest nation in Africa in two and cause a civil war in the country.

The AP notes that the two were impressed with President Obama‘s knowledge of Sudanese conflict and his intentions to prevent violence.

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# 1

diksuckers and the worst Batman ever

# 2
Dianna Knows Best @ 10/12/2010 at 5:48 pm

I wish we could clone him

# 4

John P next to george does all the work. george takes credit. There is no way George knows everything about Darfur in order to talk to the president.

# 5

A+ George for trying to do some good and help those who need help.

# 6

Thank you George for caring. Prendegast doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight with George, then why the issue? Actually, the spotlight is on George, and he doesn’t mind sharing it. I hope Obama can do something about the situation in the Sudan. It doesn’t look easy though.

# 7

# 1 My Salsa—-ITAWY. HE ALWAYS WANTS TO TOP THE REAL HUMANITARIANS.+++ ANGIE, BRAD, SEAN AND MATT. HE IS A MEDIA W*ORE. GET LOST, OLD MAN.

# 8

This isn’t about preventing genocide or saving lives. It’s about the oil in southern Sudan. If south Sudan forms its own country and the U.S. helps it to do so, that will only help the U.S. have access to those oil reserves.

# 9

sheesh! enuf! We need to stop wasting money out of the country. Our country is going down the drain with the bad economy, no jobs, health care in ruins…, states going broke, education dollars are gone….on and on……we need to pay attention at HOME first and clean up our economy before our U.S of America is gone.

Well, Pointer, diplomacy is cheap, and that’s what Clooney is doing. And although I think the reason for all of this is really about the oil rather than preventing more genocide, that reason would be good for the U.S. It would potentially provide us with a cheaper, friendlier source of oil than the Arab countries.

to anonymous @ 10/12/2010 at 11:02 pm

pay attention, ok. those oil reserves belong to the people of south sudan. they can allow anyone they choose access; even the united states if they want to.

That’s my point. We help them win their independence, and they will be friendly to us when they have their own country.

to anonymous @ 10/12/2010 at 11:31 pm

i agree with you on that. but i also believe that we should help the people of south sudan without a guarantee that they will let us have their oil. if they do give us oil i want it to be absolutely by their choice.

I’m not disagreeing with you. I’m just presenting Clooney’s true motive for this cause.

Clooney doesn’t give a sh&t about the oil. He cares about the people.

Clooney, please, do not try to be Brad Pitt. You are not and you will never be. Go away, please.

Jokergurl @ 10/13/2010 at 2:09 am

He’s wasting his time because Washington is not listening to anyone right now, you can fix Sudan by getting rid of all the warlords but that’s literally impossible since human rights idea does not apply to Sudan the warlords do not care about the people.

At least George is trying. This is a very complicated and difficult issue but if no one even tries to help then the people of Sudan are doomed. I don’t know how much difference George can realistically make here, but I give him great credit for trying to help and trying to get others to help, as well.

after all these years, he still looks so sharp, always in a suit with starched shirt, looks pepping

where’s his inseparable ugly trans cockewo.hre?
we are missing Elizabrutos to make us a laughs!

i really can not understand what do you critics have against this man?
its beyond my comprehension. it looks like whatever he does is bad thing….for god sakes hes doing some humanitarian work and you’re still insulting him. i beginning to think that this is well organised “negative PR”.

Clooney must not be aware, but the economy is in full breakdown mode, people are sleeping in cars/streets here in the US, and there are terrorists who are targeting our country and getting bolder. Add the eventual collapse of welfare and reality of a volatile political situation here in the US, we are wasting time on paying attention to Africa, which is ALWAYS in the middle or about to break out into more warfare and genocide. We don’t have the money and I frankly am BEYOND caring about the latest crisis that Africa is having right now. Africa is ALWAYS having a crisis, tragedy, or developing a new genocide.

Right now, I want to have MY problems solved right now and worry about MY country’s problems. Neither myself or fellow Americans have the energy to worry about Africa, which is ALWAYS falling to pieces, one way or another.

*flame suit on*

Anonymous @ 10/13/2010 at 2:11 pm

Yes, Cupkin, Africa is always falling to pieces. The difference with Sudan is that it’s one of the most oil region places on earth. That’s why we need to be involved, for the oil.

This newspaper @ 10/13/2010 at 4:47 pm

George is not interested in oil. It’s for sure! Moreover George calls not to spend American money and solve the issue through diplomacy.

Anonymous @ 10/13/2010 at 5:32 pm

The only reason he advocates for south Sudan is in the attempt to protect the U.S.’s interest in its oil. Anyone who doesn’t realize this is incredibly naive.

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