[AFP Stan Hond]
Washington: If openly airing his opposition to the US-led Iraq invasion
makes George Clooney a ¡®traitor¡¯, then the actor doesn¡¯t mind living with the
Clooney, an outspoken critic of the war, revealed that he had been labeled a
¡®traitor¡¯ by a magazine in the months before American forces invaded Iraq.
However, the Hollywood hunk insists he would rather live with being called a
turncoat, rather than not taking a stance.
"During the lead-up to the Iraq war I was on the front of a magazine and
called a traitor. I ran into a guy not long ago who said, 'Why do you hate your
country?' I said, 'Because I thought we should ask questions before we sent
150,000 people in'".
Clooney admits that he knows that he will be slammed for some of the comments
he makes, especially since he happens to be famous.
"But you're famous and so when you say something you have to be a grown-up
and take your hits - you can't sit around and say, 'Don't say bad things about
me,'" he said. (ANI)