08/05/2009 01:20 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Celebrity Diplomacy

Bill Clinton secured the release today of two female American journalists being held in North Korea. Which makes me think--why not send our celebrities around the world on similar missions?

How about sending Brad Pitt to Iran to free the Newsweek reporter? Let's send five of America's hottest actresses to the Middle East! We'll call it the Sexy Summit. Who could resist drinks at the Wailing Wall with Scarlett Johansson, Rachel McAdams, Megan Fox, Christina Ricci and Natalie Portman? Hey, send Tina Fey (smart is sexy). We could have peace in our time!

Perhaps our English cousins could help out. Let's put Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz and Helen Mirren on a plane to Pakistan. Maybe Hugh Grant, Daniel Craig and Hugh Dancy could swing by Myanmar!

And if we are serious about ending the war in Afghanistan, there's only one tattoo-wearing, vial-of-blood-around-her-neck, now-I-am-the-sexiest-mommy-in-the-world person for the job. Put down your kids, Angelina. You're needed in Kabul. What Taliban wouldn't put down his AK-47 for a chance to see Angelina Jolie live in Kandahar.