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Penn Explains His Actions in Times Ad

3 June 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Sean Penn has written to the New York Times newspaper to explain his much-criticized December trip to Iraq. The movie star became a target for political pundits when he accepted public accuracy advocate Norman Solomon's invitation to visit the Middle East. In the 4,000-word essay, Penn states, "I experienced firsthand the repressive condition of public debate in our country, as it prepared for war." The actor actually paid for a full-page advertisement to make sure his letter wasn't tampered with. »

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