First, let me say that I am no fan of George Clooney's politics. Second, I try to avoid watching his movies at least in part because of his politics. But in this case he was standing up for innocent men, women and children who have been the target of various crimes in Sudan so I support his efforts to stop these heinous crimes. Omar al-Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court but little to none has been done by the International community to stop him. First, we turn a blind eye to the genocide in Rwanda and now the United States government is following that same modus operandi with regards to Sudan. All this due to the region being poor and not beneficial to America's business interests. These are innocents who don't have the means or capability to stand up for themselves. We need to stop another Holocaust from continuing or occurring. After WWII and we stopped the Holocaust under Hitler the International community said never again. What happened to Never Again? Has the world forgotten? They were taking part in some non-violent civil disobedience. I have no problem with that. Those arrested on Friday along with Clooney were: His father Nick, Rep. Jim Moran(D-VA), Rep. Jim McGovern(D-Mass), former Rep. Tom Andrews(D-Mass), Martin Luther King III, NAACP president Ben Jealous, as well as others.
George Clooney, Reps. Moran and McGovern, Martin Luther King III, and NAACP President Arrested Outside Sudanese Embassy