Angelina Jolie is in Baghdad right now in her capacity as an official publicity-grabber for the United Nations. Angelina's alleged mission, per the statement from her philanthropic advisor Trevor Neilson, is "to learn more about the humanitarian crisis and the 4 million displaced people, 58 percent of whom are under 12."
Angelina has a philanthropic advisor. It never fucking ends.
Angie is taking her little mission seriously though. "There's lots of goodwill and lots of discussion, but there seems to be just a lot of talk at the moment, and a lot of pieces that need to be put together. I'm trying to figure out what they are," she told CNN, referring to all the refugees who need to be returned to their homes. Then Angie got all big-picture, saying, "What happens in Iraq and how Iraq settles in the years to come is going to affect the entire Middle East. And a big part of what it's going to affect, how it settles, is how these people are returned and settled into their homes and their community and brought back together and whether they can live together and what their communities look like."
Of course, everyone over there just wants to ask Angie if she's pregnant, but they're not allowed to because that's the deal reporters have to make with her - no access unless only approved questions are asked. Angie is too important a person to be bothered with frivolous questions.
Thursday, February 07, 2008