"Politics is compromise. I'm disappointed in the health care plan and in the troop buildup in Afghanistan," the New York Daily News quoted him as saying. He added: “Everyone feels a little let down because, on some level, people expected all their problems to go away. But real change comes from everyday people. You can't wait for a leader." However, Damon thinks Obama deserves more time. Also, the actor spoke about his new film, Iraq war thriller, Green Zone. He said: "the people who worked on ''Green Zone'' come from all across the political spectrum."
Damon plays the character of Roy Miller, based on real-life Army chief warrant officer Richard (Monty) Gonzales, whose Mobile Exploitation Team was charged with finding the WMDs during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He said: "Monty was a Republican - he'd voted for Bush. He went to Iraq with the absolute conviction he was going to find the WMDs."