Angelina Jolie wants to see the Obama administration take greater steps in bringing peace to Darfur.
"I believe President Obama and his special envoy Scott Gration will do their best to bring peace to the region," Jolie, a U.N. goodwill ambassador, wrote in her OpEd story for Newsweek on Thursday. "Their policy, though, raises a number of questions. How is the Obama administration's approach to Sudan an evolution of justice? In addition, when the administration says it intends to work to 'improve the lives of the people of Darfur,' I would like to know what that means, besides the obvious point that their lives could hardly get worse."
In the story, titled "Justice Delayed Is Not Justice Denied," Jolie passionately questions the administration and suggests it "should explore ways to bring [Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir] to justice."
"On this Human Rights Day — the same day President Obama receives his Nobel Peace Prize — we must also remember those who have been deprived of their rights," Jolie said in closing. "Holding perpetrators of mass atrocities accountable is the best way to ensure justice today and peace in the future. Sudan is the place to start."
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