Thursday, February 28, 2008

Angelina Jolie reports on her Iraq trip in the Washington Post

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie has reported on her recent Iraq trip in one of America's most influential newspapers.

The Hollywood star traveled to Iraq earlier this month in her role as a UNHCR goodwill ambassador.

Now she has written an in-depth article on the trip for the respected Washington Post newspaper.

"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?"

By Graeme Massie, Feb 28 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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