well, he plays a president on tv, so he must know what he’s talking about, right? bzzzzzzzz. somebody please stop them! martin sheen speaks again, this time defending the “victimization” of his celebrity friends. empty cliches and nothing of substance in his statements, but you can get a good laugh out of it, especially the part where he says that his kind give voice to the voiceless and a presence to the marginalized. on the other hand, read iraqi refugee esra naama’s commentary….

When Martin Sheen, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Barbra Streisand speak about the Iraqi people, they are not speaking about people like me…

Like many others, I am dedicated to ending the suffering of the Iraqi people. They are prisoners in their own land and they yearn for freedom and the simple things that we take for granted — democracy, freedom of speech, the right to vote….

I know from personal experience that the Hollywood actors who decry action against Hussein are really opposing the liberation of the Iraqi people. I wish they would praise the American troops in the field or just stay silent.

There is only one measure of comfort to be found in their statements: When Iraq is finally liberated, these actors will learn that they have never spoken for the people of Iraq.

voices like hers are the ones that REALLY MATTER. they truly put ANYTHING an arrogant hollywood star, albeit one who speaks for the voiceless and marginalized, has to say about the iraq situation in perspective. even if he does play the president.

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