Tuesday, October 12, 2010

George Clooney: "We can stop civil war in Sudan"

George Clooney readily concedes he’s an actor, not a diplomat, but he’s once again traveled to Sudan to use his leverage as a celebrity to bring awareness to the possibility of another bloody conflict as the country is positioned to split itself in two.

In an interview on TODAY Tuesday with Ann Curry — who accompanied Clooney on his weeklong trek through south Sudan — Clooney said he remains optimistic that a civil war can be avoided as the predominantly black African south fosters its own nation.

“I think [a civil war] can be stopped,” he told Curry. “We stopped it in 2005, we stopped the north-south war … and we stopped it with diplomacy. We didn’t stop it with soldiers. If we get involved now we have a shot.”

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