Matt Damon, fresh off an Oscar nomination for his role in Clint Eastwood's 'Invictus,' recently criticized President Obama for his failure to take the lead on the health care debate and for his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. Damon made it clear that he likes Obama and voted for him, but despite the socialist label right-wingers have affixed to him, he hasn't been as progressive as Damon would like.

Now, why should anyone care what Damon thinks about Obama? Well, I guarantee you that if you were a reporter interviewing him about the Friday opener 'The Green Zone,' which delves into the phony intelligence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction shortly after the U.S. invasion, you'd ask him something about his political views. And in this instance, he answered with no apparent concern for how his speaking out might affect either him or the movie.
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