Clooney criticises Democrats who back...

Clooney criticises Democrats who backed Iraq war

There are 32 comments on the Online.ie story from Mar 13, 2006, titled Clooney criticises Democrats who backed Iraq war. In it, Online.ie reports that:

Oscar-winner George Clooney has lashed out at Democrats who voted for the war in Iraq and then claimed they had been "misled" by President George Bush.

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B Looney

United States

#1 Mar 13, 2006
I wonder what it is like to be perfect like Clooney. I'm sure if a movie of his flops or a show craters, he'll blame it on the director, writer, or other actors for their bad performance and decisions.

Nothing is wrong with being a liberal. Hollywood prides itself on its liberals. Try being a liberal in an industry that shuns liberals - now that will show you what kind of man you are. What a phoney liberal
Cherie From England

Bicester, UK

#2 Sep 19, 2006
I think what George is doing in Darfur is Brill!
I think that this war has been going on for long enough! Innocent soldiers are being killed and now it's turning bigger because more armies from other countries are joining in! Before we know it it'll be another world war- and thats wasting lives and Money! And the word peace!
Kathy

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Oct 9, 2006
Cherie From England wrote:
I think what George is doing in Darfur is Brill!
I think that this war has been going on for long enough! Innocent soldiers are being killed and now it's turning bigger because more armies from other countries are joining in! Before we know it it'll be another world war- and thats wasting lives and Money! And the word peace!
I couldn't agree more ! Thank you for saying so cherie well said George has always been a compasionante person when it comes to other Countrys I just wish he do this with his own the United States where he was born
Bubba

Portland, OR

#4 Oct 9, 2006
George Clooney is an actor.

Darfur is a great place for Clooney to make a stand against the Janjaweed. Will he be making a movie critical against the Arab rapists and murderers?

Maybe if he teams up with Mel Gibson.
snowman allentown PA

Allentown, PA

#5 Oct 9, 2006
What is different between the suffering in Darfur and Iraq? If we go into Darfur, we would be invading Sudan, a soverign country. But I guess if george clooney says we should you go into Darfur then, we must. But Sudan has only allowed us to blow up an aspirin factory, without repercussions. I agree that we must do something, maybe we can go to the UN, they are wonderful and did such a wonderful job in Hutu and Tutu wars, they stopped the Hezzbollah from kidnapping Israeli soldiers, they ran out of Afghanistan. This is the group I want to protect me--NOT. Sorry, george, unless you can get the UN to do something, I can't help you.
Sen-Ven

San Jose, CA

#6 Oct 9, 2006
'What is different between the suffering in Darfur and Iraq?'

For starters, one is in the throws of the planets worst genocide, and the other was a war for oil, and some insane personal vendetta by possibly the stupidest man to be elected President of this country.

I could go on, but you seem to be hell bent on blaming someone who is doing something to bring more awareness to a horrible tragedy, and how is that a bad thing? Bitter much, snowball?

There must be a klan meeting your late for. Idiot.
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#7 Oct 9, 2006
George and the rest of the Hollywood bunch should stick to acting something they occasionally get right!
grassdeer

Wilmington, NC

#8 Oct 9, 2006
Kathy wrote:
<quoted text> I couldn't agree more ! Thank you for saying so cherie well said George has always been a compasionante person when it comes to other Countrys I just wish he do this with his own the United States where he was born
Let me just say something I am not dem. nor rep., I vote for the right person we all have that right and after being in Iraq 2 times, I really think that Bush has a share in the oil that's the reason why we are still over there, when we should be taking care of North Korea but the big thing is Bush gets nothing out of N.Korea theres no oil, no baseball team, look at our gas prices go ahead and blame it on the oil companies, they are ran by the government when we are falling short on the market hell go ahead and raise the prices, when election or christmas comes around lower that baby, yes I am bitter the whole country has fallen into a trap, made by one man. I have lost few of good friends that are real Men and I am going over for my third time, don't get me wrong if the President said jump I would say how high Sir, but we as Americans need to figure out what is right, who can kill us now!
Tamara MN

Burnsville, MN

#9 Oct 9, 2006
EASY MONEY wrote:
George and the rest of the Hollywood bunch should stick to acting something they occasionally get right!
Amen. And to the idiots on here that say we are getting oil from Iraq and went to war for their oil are even more stupid then LOONEY CLOONEY. The US has not taken one drop of oil from Iraq.
Sen-Ven

San Jose, CA

#10 Oct 9, 2006
'George and the rest of the Hollywood bunch should stick to acting something they occasionally get right!'

So what you are saying, and agreeing to is that if a person chooses to act for a living, they aren't allowed freedom of speech that their fellow American's enjoy?
That's great, any other professions that lose their rights to free speech or just Actors.

Tamara, you're a bimbo. Just because this administration bungled this fiasco of a war, and Iraq is in the midst of a civil war, doesn't mean installing a puppet government for the sole purpose of exploiting one of the largest oil reserves on earth wasn't the ultimate goals of 'liberating' Iraq.

Please attempt to educate yourself. The war is a total failure to the tune of 1 billion dollars a day, try to comprend that.

You can get back to your fox newcast now.
Mustafa

Eugene, OR

#11 Oct 9, 2006
Sen-Ven wrote:
'George and the rest of the Hollywood bunch should stick to acting something they occasionally get right!'
So what you are saying, and agreeing to is that if a person chooses to act for a living, they aren't allowed freedom of speech that their fellow American's enjoy?
That's great, any other professions that lose their rights to free speech or just Actors.
Tamara, you're a bimbo. Just because this administration bungled this fiasco of a war, and Iraq is in the midst of a civil war, doesn't mean installing a puppet government for the sole purpose of exploiting one of the largest oil reserves on earth wasn't the ultimate goals of 'liberating' Iraq.
Please attempt to educate yourself. The war is a total failure to the tune of 1 billion dollars a day, try to comprend that.
You can get back to your fox newcast now.
Clooney can say anything he wants, and ANYONE is free to criticize his him for it. The doors for Free Speech swing both ways.

Where was George when the Sudanese were slaughtering millions of Christians and Animists in the South?

Apparently Sudan didn't become a sexy issue until the Arabs started killing other moslems...Georgey is just jumping on a hip bandwagon...

Who cares what an actor thinks? Is his opinion valid because he eraned money acting?
I wonder how Michael Jackson will weigh in on the issues?
Paris Hilton thinks war is really really bad.

So, there's oil in Sudan too.
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#12 Oct 10, 2006
George Clooney is correct, nobody was "mislead", they were all merely worried about their re-election campaigns. Some Democrats think we voters are stupid also. They all followed blindly, and worried about the "National Security" mantra and Terrroism. What's really sad, is, for all the criticism of Mr. Clooney, an actor from Hollywood cares more about the issue of suffering in Darfur, than the world leaders. Is he really that bad? This George would be better in the White House, than the one we have there! Quit criticizing that which you don't really understand or care about yourselves. What are you doing to better the world, besides insulting?
grassdeer

Wilmington, NC

#13 Oct 10, 2006
Tamara ur too funny u need to wake up from the dream you are in because ur information is wrong and that's all I have to say
snowman allentown PA

Allentown, PA

#14 Oct 10, 2006
George thinks Darfur is a problem, what about somalia, what about the North Korean people(forget their nuclear problems), what about Liberia, what abot laos, I can go on for ever almost, but obviously george has money in Sudan oil since he wants to rescue them (sounds stupid doesn't it?). Everybody arguing about who needs help will almost be able to have their own country to pick from, including the US of A. So pick out a reputable organization and support with your money and yourself. If you want to go to war then, we go to our congress and push there. THE UN IS TOTALLY USELESS. Maybe with a new leader, things may improve.
oriana

Springfield, VA

#15 Oct 10, 2006
george cloony is an overpaid clown.

anyone who gives a rats behind what his political opinions are is a moron.
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#16 Oct 10, 2006
Sen-Ven wrote:
'George and the rest of the Hollywood bunch should stick to acting something they occasionally get right!'
So what you are saying, and agreeing to is that if a person chooses to act for a living, they aren't allowed freedom of speech that their fellow American's enjoy?
That's great, any other professions that lose their rights to free speech or just Actors.
Tamara, you're a bimbo. Just because this administration bungled this fiasco of a war, and Iraq is in the midst of a civil war, doesn't mean installing a puppet government for the sole purpose of exploiting one of the largest oil reserves on earth wasn't the ultimate goals of 'liberating' Iraq.
Please attempt to educate yourself. The war is a total failure to the tune of 1 billion dollars a day, try to comprend that.
You can get back to your fox newcast now.
When I as a person can get the same coverage that some Hollywood actor gets then he or she can mouth off about anything they want to. The reason that they are allowed to is two fold, they are actors and they are much wealthier than the average American. If George or whoever want to be politicians then that is fine but understand you can't be both. In other words you can't have your cake and still eat it. I don't give a damn what George thinks, any more than he cares what I think and for that matter your thoughts. It has nothing to do with freedom of speach it has to do with equal time.
Now you can get back to your Billboard.
not a republican anymore

Manchester, MD

#17 Oct 10, 2006
Tamara MN wrote:
<quoted text>Amen. And to the idiots on here that say we are getting oil from Iraq and went to war for their oil are even more stupid then LOONEY CLOONEY. The US has not taken one drop of oil from Iraq.
The reason we are not getting oil from Iraq is because GWB and Bunch "misunderestimated" the insurgents and the condition of the pipelines. I believe it was good ole GWB himself that said the oil in Iraq would pay for the reconstruction. You are right we have not taken one drop of oil from Iraq, we are importing it at great cost to the American tax payer, while we pay nearly $3 a gallon for gas, Iraqi's are paying 5 cents. GWB and his war of revenge are a joke. Vote them out in November.
Bill R

Vader, WA

#18 Oct 10, 2006
Sen-Ven wrote:
'George and the rest of the Hollywood bunch should stick to acting something they occasionally get right!'
So what you are saying, and agreeing to is that if a person chooses to act for a living, they aren't allowed freedom of speech that their fellow American's enjoy?
That's great, any other professions that lose their rights to free speech or just Actors.
Tamara, you're a bimbo. Just because this administration bungled this fiasco of a war, and Iraq is in the midst of a civil war, doesn't mean installing a puppet government for the sole purpose of exploiting one of the largest oil reserves on earth wasn't the ultimate goals of 'liberating' Iraq.
Please attempt to educate yourself. The war is a total failure to the tune of 1 billion dollars a day, try to comprend that.
You can get back to your fox newcast now.
Some may watch Fox, but apparently you don't watch
anything at all. For example, you refer to a "puppet
government" in Iraq when, just in case you missed it,
millions of people risked life and limb (have you,
ever) to vote in free elections. And the results
were not entirely to outliking or best interests.

As for your usual liberal babble about oil, please
explain how it is that we have been exploiting those
oil reserves. We haven't. Not so much as one
barrel. In fact, it would be the height of stupidity
to do so because Iraq's oil has traditionally gone
to those good buddies of Saddam ... France and
Germany at the forefront. They would surely com-
plain if we took oil which previously went to them.

But alas, my America hating shill, the facts will
not prevent you from your babble. If I am wrong on
anything I have said, please provide genuine support
for your claims, not the usual "lies" or "liar"
tantrum.
Reality

San Diego, CA

#19 Oct 10, 2006
Ya team him up with Mel Gibson & Danny Glover - They can make a movie called Drunk Dumb & Dummer. They certenly are not Leathel Weapon material any longer.
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#20 Oct 11, 2006
EASY MONEY wrote:
George and the rest of the Hollywood bunch should stick to acting something they occasionally get right!
Somewhat similar to your postings, which you OCCASSIONALLY get right! Now come on, quit insulting the guy. Some people in Hollywood have millions, and do nothing and don't give a damn. The ones that have something and do give a damn, matter to me!

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