Idiot of the day, part 1
"By the invitation of the Institute for Public Accuracy, I have the privileged opportunity to pursue a deeper understanding of this frightening conflict," Penn said in a statement released in Washington and Baghdad on Friday. "I would hope that all Americans will embrace information available to them outside conventional channels. As a father, an actor, a filmmaker, and a patriot, my visit to Iraq is for me a natural extension of my obligation (at least attempt) to find my own voice on matters of conscience."
Dear Mr. Penn. As a father, you should not be in a place that is in danger of being bombed soon. You have to go to Baghdad to find your voice of conscience? Most people do that right in the very own homes. As for embracing information available outside conventional channels, I sure hope you do not think that when you arrive home, we are going to beg you for your newly found inside information regarding Iraq, which will probably be the standard The Iraqi regime is misunderstood, the people love Saddam, and the real bad guy is Bush. Heard it, ignored it, don't want to hear the drivel again, thanks.
You want a deeper understanding? Hang around Iraq awhile. The U.S. armed forces will give you real deep understanding.
Congrats on being today's first Idiot of the Day, Sean Penn!