Hollywood’s Jolie Supports U.S. Troop Surge

Angelina Jolie wrote in an opinion editorial, “A Reason to Stay in Iraq,” that the reinforcement of U.S. troops in Iraq gives humanitarian programs a lift in assisting Iraqi refugees.

Angelina Jolie with Gen. David Petraeus (AP)

Never missing an opportunity to admire the best lips in Hollywood or to boost search referrals, The Scrooge Report takes this from the Associated Press:

BAGHDAD — Actress and humanitarian activist Angelina Jolie said Thursday that the reinforcement of U.S. troops in Iraq has created an opportunity for humanitarian programs to boost assistance for Iraqi refugees.

In an op-ed piece published by the Washington Post, titled “A Reason to Stay in Iraq,” Jolie details the plight of refugees and says their conditions have not improved since she visited the country last August to urge governments to provide more support.

Jolie, who has been a U.N. goodwill ambassador since 2001, was in Baghdad earlier this month to again highlight the refugee problem. She talked with Gen. David Petraeus, the American military commander in Iraq, and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the U.S. Embassy said.

Petraeus “told me he would support new efforts to address the humanitarian crisis” as much as possible, “which leaves me hopeful that more progress can be made,” the actress wrote.

Right on, Lips!

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