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Angelina Jolie Expresses Disappointment with President Obama

By    |   Wednesday, 11 January 2012 03:21 PM EST

While out on the red carpet for the premiere of her new movie, Angelina Jolie publicly expressed disappointment with the job performance of President Barack Obama.

Jolie was an enthusiastic supporter of then-presidential candidate Obama four years ago. But now she seems to have some misgivings, a sentiment that appears to be a growing among many Hollywood luminaries.

When asked about reports that she does not support Obama’s re-election, Jolie told The Daily Caller that she is “disappointed” in “a few things” that Obama has done.

Jolie was interviewed on the red carpet as she made her way into the Washington, D.C. Holocaust Memorial Museum for the premiere of her directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” She did not name the areas of the president’s job performance that created her dissatisfaction other than the manner in which U.S. foreign aid has been handled.

Jolie is evidently of the opinion that the way in which government money is being spent is not helping to move recipients toward independence, referencing the following phrase: “If you buy a man a fish he will eat for a day, if you teach him how to fish he will eat for a lifetime.”

The Oscar winner has frequently differed from others in Hollywood who have vocalized their political opinions.

On August 27, 2001, Jolie was named a U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees goodwill ambassador in Geneva.

She has been on field missions around the world and has met with refugees and internally displaced persons in more than 30 countries, including the Darfur region of Sudan in 2004 during the Darfur conflict; Chad in 2007 during its civil war; Iraq in 2007 and 2009 during the Second Gulf War; Afghanistan in 2008 and 2011 during the still-ongoing war; and Libya in 2011 during the Libyan revolt.

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012 03:21 PM
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