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Whatever happened to American leadership?

[caption id="attachment_2327" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="(c) US DoD"][/caption] Yesterday the Council of the European Union, made up of ministers from all 27 EU countries, agreed to allow former Guantanamo inmates cleared…

June 5, 2009


Aung San Suu Kyi Charged Today in Myanmar

Myanmar’s (Burma) pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was charged today with violating the terms of her house arrest after an American man allegedly snuck into her home last week. …

May 14, 2009


Not So Merry Go 'Round of Justice in Zimbabwe

It's a bad time to be defender of human rights in Zimbabwe. Late last year, Zimbabwe authorities abducted eighteen human rights defenders and political activists.  Their families feared them dead.  …

May 8, 2009


Seven Years Later: Our Power, Our Responsibility

This week we mark the 7th anniversary of the day the U.S. government first began warehousing “enemy combatants,” terrorism suspects and hapless wrong-place-wrong-time detainees at Guantánamo.  Since then, hundreds of…

January 12, 2009


There Is No Justification In Keeping Gitmo Open

Below is my reply on the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Piece of Nov. 4, 2008: Guantanamo Revelation. I served in the military for 14 years, including three deployments to the Middle East.…

November 6, 2008