Angelina Jolie visits Iraq


Angelina Jolie paid a humanitarian visit to Iraq today, one of over 20 countries she’s visited since becoming a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations. Reuters reports:

“I have come to Syria and Iraq to help draw attention to this humanitarian crisis and to urge governments to increase their support for UNHCR and its partners,” the actress said in a statement released by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. “It is absolutely essential that the ongoing debate about Iraq’s future includes plans for addressing the enormous humanitarian consequences these people face,” she said.

See? Sometimes I cover the news here. Hard news. News so hard it’ll make Angelina Jolie forget all about Brad Pitt and their 500 kids. You liking that, Angie? Let’s go find a tent somewhere and I’ll pretend to care about whatever it is that you do. The United Bacons, right? Sounds hot.