Actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has warmed up to Barack Obama. The mother of six told German Vanity Fair:
Obama is fighting for international justice, he wants to intervene militarily in genocides abroad, and he wants to close down Guantanamo Bay. They are things which could move me to vote for him, not his roots. Of course, an American president like Barack Obama would be great for my family.
Stopping short of a full endorsement, Angelina said the fact that Obama would be a good example for her family isn't "reason enough to vote for him."
The support for some of Obama positions strays from her previous hesitation to bring home the troops from Iraq. In February she wrote in an op-ed: "As for the question of whether the surge is working, I can only state what I witnessed: U.N. staff and those of non-governmental organizations seem to feel they have the right set of circumstances to attempt to scale up their programs. And when I asked the troops if they wanted to go home as soon as possible, they said that they miss home but feel invested in Iraq."