Friday, February 29, 2008

Angelina On Iraq

Angelina Jolie (yup, that Angelina) has just returned from a humanitarian mission in Iraq and has penned an interesting op ed this morning in the Washington Post. This is her second trip so there is a frame of reference.

The Iraqi families I've met on my trips to the region are proud and resilient. They don't want anything from us other than the chance to return to their homes -- or, where those homes have been bombed to the ground or occupied by squatters, to build new ones and get back to their lives. One thing is certain: It will be quite a while before Iraq is ready to absorb more than 4 million refugees and displaced people. But it is not too early to start working on solutions. And last week, there were signs of progress.