Ambassador Sean Penn
I like Sean Penn and I share his political affinity. He is a smart fellow with a lot of money. That qualifies him to 1) be an ambassador like Jon Huntsman, 2) run for political office, 3) be a self-appointed ambassador at large for liberal points of view.
“Sean Penn calls Prince William's deployment to Falkland Islands 'unthinkable'
Sean Penn has continued his attack on Britain over the Falkland Islands, calling the Duke of Cambridge's deployment "unthinkable".
9:11AM GMT 15 Feb 2012
The Hollywood actor accused Britain of insensitivity for sending Prince William to the disputed islands claimed by Argentina.
"My oh my, aren't people sensitive to the word colonialism, particularly those who implement colonialism," said the double Oscar winner.
"It's unthinkable that the United Kingdom can make a conscious decision to deploy a prince within the military to the Malvinas, knowing the great emotional sensitivity both of mothers and fathers in the United Kingdom and in Argentina who lost sons and daughters in a war of islands with a population of so few.
"There are many places to deploy the prince. It's not necessary, when the deployment of a prince is generally accompanied by warships, to send them into the seas of such shared blood."
Prince William is spending six weeks on the islands as part of another "routine deployment" in his role as Flight Lieutenant Wales, an RAF search-and-rescue helicopter pilot.
The Argentine foreign ministry has complained that the heir to the British throne would arrive wearing "the uniform of a conqueror".
Penn, a champion of left wing causes, said he was proud of the alliance between America and Britain, but insisted on "the need for Argentina and Britain to negotiate the sharing of the islands' natural resources".”