Skip to comments.Clooney asks Obama for commitments on Sudan
Posted on 10/14/2010 1:02:37 PM PDT by Niuhuru
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with activist-actor George Clooney at the White House on Tuesday to discuss U.S. involvement in Sudan ahead of a critical election early next year in Africa's largest nation.
Clooney recently returned from Sudan, and is asking the U.S. and world community to use international pressure and robust diplomacy to prevent violence ahead of the Jan. 9 election. The election is an independence referendum on south Sudan that is likely to split the country in two, and there are fears that the vote could lead to a new outbreak of north-south civil war.<>
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Right now, I want to have MY problems solved right now and worry about MY countrys problems. Neither myself or fellow Americans have the energy to worry about Africa, which is ALWAYS falling to pieces, one way or another.
I wonder if it’s Clooney that is causing the Obama marital problems. What a perfect way for Clooney to sleep his way into politics, going right for Obama himself!
I know who you’re talking about.
“I wonder if its Clooney that is causing the Obama marital problems”.
...Clooney had better stock up on paper bags if there is any “extracurricular” activity.
Sudan is ruled by a genocidal muslim who has been free to butcher the Chrisitan minority in the South with little interference other that the occasional whine from people like you. Their President is a close friend and ally of Kenya’s Prime Minister Odinga. Does the name ring a bell, George? Look it up then ask yourself if Obama is really going to help you in Sudan. Retard.
That would explain how entertainers are able to get audiences with the President. Notice though, that with Clinton it was all women and with Obama it’s Hollywood’s hottest male heartthrobs.
Clooney, like all entertainers, doesn’t think or make connections. It’s not what they are paid to do.
Ego-wise, this must have been Clash of the Titans.
I’m with you on this one. We are not the protectors of the world and I don’t care about Africa. Countries need to stand up for themselves. We are stuck in two wars now and anyone that gets us involved in another one, no matter how minor, should be impeached. The key now is to bring our country back to what it was meant to be. We’ve already invested money in Kenya, even though it is said that it was done illegally. We can’t support the whole world or even half of it.
Yes. At this point, I’m in Kim du Toit mode. “Let Africa sink itself.”
Thanks for being so understanding. Africa has had one problem after another and I am disgusted that we aren’t supposed to deal with real terrorist regimes, but are supposed to send our troops to deal with the latest trendy celebrity cause. I don’t think our troops are supposed to be send where they might actually get killed and then cannibalized and I don’t understand WHY Africa is supposed to be helped when (I don’t think you know this) that Poland actually repaid the loan that the US sent them. Africa hasn’t been paying back it’s loans and I for one do not want our troops sent in. They and our military families have enough burdens right now.
By all rights, Africa should be a major superpower in it’s own right, with its limitless resources and fertile soil. They should be the ones exporting to us! If there is civil war, let it happen. It happened in the US and no one came to help either side.
Charity begins at home. Let’s stop voter fraud and intimidation in this country first
And direct all those billions to our students, military, and infrastructure. We can’t help others until we help ourselves.
Clooney plays for the other team. I think we are pretty sure Obama does as well or is a switch hitter.
Clooney’s plan will be to bring millions to America. I yelled at the TV when dumb Poppy Bush, thanks to liberal TV news, decided to go to Somalia. I knew where that nightmare would lead.
And direct all those billions to our students, military, and infrastructure.
“Clooneys plan will be to bring millions to America”
Insane. If he wants to being millions, let him bring them to his mansions and those of his friends.
I think that if we hadn’t blown all that money, we would likely have a stuffed treasury rich with cash and be breezing through this recession. This country isn’t supposed to be some everlasting ATM machine. If we had those trillions, no illegals, and reformed welfare, then I am sure that we would be in an entirely idyllic situation.
Ah, autonomy for Sudan but not for Honduras, eh Barry? Mr. Clooney, 0baMao just gave you his Super-Secret Soetoro middle finger. LOL
and why would Looney sleep with a shaggy dog like Me-chelle obama?
I’m talking about Barack. With teh Hollywood mentality of sleeping with who you want to get what you want, it would make sense that that would be his tactic.
“Clooney asks Obama for commitments on Sudan”
Just tried to check out Cloonys educational level....nothing on Wilipedia....nothing on his bio’s...
Courious why this person thinks he has the ability to advise the president.... educate me ....really...
The only way Obama would consider helping Sudan, and in which case he’d probably send every soldier and weapon available, is if it were the Christians that were slaughtering the Muslims and if Obama’s cousin Odinga wasn’t buddies with the corrupt and evil leader in Sudan.
I could never support sending our men and women to Sudan, given the long history of civil war and senseless slaughter in Africa. They refuse to help themselves, improve their countries, or stand up against the criminals and thugs that run their countries. You can never help someone that is not willing to do anything to help themselves. Of course, they are very willing to take our free food and medicine aid, though.
Oh lest we forget...
“I think [Obama would] be a good president in 2010, 2012 and 2014. I think he’s the most charismatic person I’ve been in a room with in a long time.”
- George Clooney, 2006
I recently told my mother to put a picture of the back side of a mule over my ex-husband’s face on her copy of our family portrait so she wouldn’t have to look at him. My daughter wanted me to put a picture of Clooney over the ex’s face on our copy last week, but I told her they were both jackasses. I put a shirtless picture of Matthew McConaughey over him instead...hot stuff, smart and patriotic from what I have read and a native Texan too ; )
“In a article I came across earlier it stated that Clooney gave 0bie a personal autograph book and Justin Beiber new nail polish”
Don’t be so mean....Georgie has just never been the same since he lost his pig......it’s hard to loose the love of your life... (was the pig male or female?) just wondering................
I give Clooney credit for actually going to the Sudan and talking to victims who had been raped, beaten, and had their family murdered in front of them. He slept on the floor in 3rd world conditions, along with others visiting the area. Personally - I think looking into people’s eyes while they tell you about the day their soul shattered would be tough. I am glad someone is agitating for the Sudan. Generally speaking, I don’t think the US has money to give unless it is re-routing funds from countries that are at any given moment abusing us and directing those funds to the Sudan.
I think the reason no one is helping the Sudan is because it’s ‘only’ Christians being killed (politically unpopular).I don’t think George realizes that - he can’t understand why the same donors who will fund Muslim or other third world interests will not invest their charity dollars to protect a Christian minority. George is quoted somewhere as saying it’s the biggest failure of his life that he has been unsuccessful in bringing help to the Sudan. He held a telethon and I give him credit for that. I personally don’t think that a rich person must become poor in order to help the poor (give up his wealth). But he has a megaphone (his celebrity) and he is trying to use it to help people who fall below the compassion radar because they are a ‘christian minority’. It may be that the only way George will be able to do what he wants to help the people who shared their suffering with him is to turn a big ugly spotlight on the indifference of donors to help Christians being slaughtered by Muslims. It would make him unpopular but he has played the hero in his own movie about blacklisting due to political affiliation - this would be exactly the stand his ‘hero’ in that movie would have taken.
“I dont think George realizes that - he cant understand why the same donors who will fund Muslim or other third world interests will not invest their charity dollars to protect a Christian minority.”
Exactally !! He doesn’t realize....he can’t understand...
But it means that George will exert himself for a distant Christian minority being slaughtered by Muslims. I think that speaks well for him. I think that ‘true believers’ of Liberal faith actually think that Liberals are by definition above bigotry (religious or racial). It appears that George is moved by the plight of these people regardless of their race or religion, as any decent person should be, but he can’t understand his peer liberals - why won’t they help? He’s spent his life hearing something that isn’t true (Liberals=ultimate compassion; Conservatives=ultimate greed) and in trying to apply it to what he is experience doesn’t work. I don’t really blame him for that. But he’s going to have to keep running into that wall trying to help the Sudan until he changes his world view. His reputation, fame, connections all labor to keep him believing something that isn’t true and what he really wants to do, can’t be done unless he changes his world view. I wonder if he has tried partnering his charity efforts with churches who send missionaries to those areas? There are always those willing to risk their lives to bring education, medicine, clean water...and yes...sometimes faith!...to the most dangerous forsaken parts of the world. This would probably be offensive to George - I believe he thinks Christians are the enemy. But...as long as he still breathes and is willing to fight for those people - there’s hope he can look outside his world view and make the connection. I shudder to think how his peers would treat him but I am rooting for him. And will remember to pray for the tormented souls in the Sudan.
“I believe he thinks Christians are the enemy. But...as long as he still breathes and is willing to fight for those people - theres hope he can look outside his world view and make the connection. I shudder to think how his peers would treat him but I am rooting for him. “
You believe cloony thinks Christians are the enemy...but your rooting for him........there is a site you need to check out.....democratic underground....you will fit right in...
Christians recognize that Christ died on the cross for us all. I recognize that Christ died on the cross for the people of the Sudan, and for George Clooney. We as Christians are to pray for and love those around us even if they don’t share our beliefs. That’s Christianity 101. Mr. Clooney loathes my political beliefs and my Christianity - but I still don’t forget that God loves him.
“but I still dont forget that God loves him.”
God may love him. Everyone else thinks he’s an illiterate boob who thinks we have presidential elections every 2 years (2010,2012 and 2014).
On a positive note Clooney believes Soetoro will complete his second term by 2012, so maybe he’s more of a idiot savant than we realize.
And if he helps save some people from a hellish existence in the Sudan, I shall raise a glass and toast him. Vote him into office, no. Study his political opinions, no. Want to meet him, no.
Thank God for any and all (celebrity or not) who exert themselves to protect innocent people from starvation, rape and murder - Cheers!
“We as Christians are to pray for and love those around us even if they dont share our beliefs”
You sound like a very loving and kind person.....
please think about this:
there are many people who are NOT like you....
there are many people who perceive kindness as weakness....
I hear you.
There are times when I am not kind and I cannot make myself be kind. For example: Polanski. On another post, I said that the death penalty was too kind because it would end his suffering. And I know that this is not kind. Oh I know God loves Polanski and hates what Polanski did. I economize and blend the two together - hate Polanski - because I am indeed weak.
There are times when it is easier to adhere to what God would like me to be because the rest of the time, I’m really not that good at it. For Example: Clooney. I used to be a movie lover (but was never a Clooney fan) until I became sick of what Hollywood is and wants the world to be and claims about us. Now - if someone from Hollywood wants to do the right thing - I’ll cheer ‘em on. In fact, I just saw a link somewhere where the Dems are complaining that he’s not donating enough to them! CAT NIP! Hope it’s true. Hope the wealthy Libs who won’t donate money to the Sudan because they want to make a political issue out of it find that Clooney decides his money is more effective in the Sudan.
Unfortunately, I am usually only gentle when it’s easy. I had just read the heartbreaking news of a FReeper who died (RIP Alamo_Girl) and was still rather tearful when reading that George wants to help some people - that’s easy. I wish him success in helping those people. The pastor of my church said that if you own a car, you are more ‘well off’ than 99% of Earth’s population. I have no idea why I was born in the best country in the world as opposed to the country with about the shortest most brutal lifespan for Christians(my guess). The horror stories coming out of the Sudan curdle my blood - I am grateful for anyone who helps them.
I realize that many people perceive kindness as weakness. There’s stuff in the bible about that - I’m ok with it. I just wish I was more reliably kind.