George Clooney Recalls Bombing in Sudan: "Close Enough to Feel It"
George Clooney appeared in an interview on the Today show this morning to spread his mission on bringing attention to the violence in Sudan and shared the horrors he personally witnessed during his recent visit.
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"There were moments that were dangerous," George told Ann Curry of the randomness of the violence in Sudan.
The actor visited one village and said about 150 people came out cheering for them. "But then all of the sudden everyone just started running," George said. A rocket came sailing near the village and George explained, "It was close enough to feel it. It was close enough to wake you up."
"This is ethnic cleansing," he explained saying they are "only getting rid of people who are non-Arabs."
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"At the end of the day, what it all comes down to, is creating space to get to the oil," George said. "At the end of the day it's always oil."
So, why should the U.S. get involved?
"Right now what is going on in the Sudan changes the cost of your gas every single day of your life," he said. "If for no other reason than your economic interests, there is plenty of reason to make sure that your government is involved in trying to secure some form of peace."
"You feel an enormous, enormous sense of responsibility," George added. "We're only successful as a human race by how we look out for the people who can't look out for themselves."
Watch a clip of George's interview with Today, below.
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