George Clooney was adamant about one thing last week: he was not attacking the President in his gripping new film about the Middle East – he was slamming the entire geopolitical system. “It is not an attack on the Bush administration, but it is an attack on the system that has been in place for 60 or 70 years – oil always being at the centre of it,” the actor told an interviewer. George Clooney was once famous for his party lifestyle and the beautiful women that he dated. Now it’s politics that increasingly sets his pulse racing. Paul Harris reports.