At the Clinton Global Initiative, Angelina Jolie spoke on her belief that war spending would be better allocated by focusing on helping educate those children displaced by the war. Referring to the millions of refugees resulting from the war in Iraq, the actress emphasized the importance that the world get its “priorities in order.” Comparing costs, she said:
“The entire appeal equals about eight hours of current spending in Iraq. So just a few hours would send 150,000 children to school.”
“Nothing wins more hearts and minds and nothing gives more freedom than education and nothing is a better deterrent for conflict than an educated child.”
And while Angie’s been working hard on promoting this initiative she’s proposing, I too have been focused on a pet project near and dear to my heart–getting my boyfriend to take off his shoes while over at my apartment. I know what you’re thinking, we’re both so similar, equally dedicated to worthwhile causes. Sometimes, when I look at her, shaking former President Clinton’s hand, I feel like I’m looking in a mirror.
More photos of Angelina Jolie and the celebs (Jessica Biel, Mary Louise Parker, Petra Nemkova, Chelsea Clinton) attending the Clinton Global Initiative are after the jump.