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Congressman Brian Baird Challenges Congressional Leadership's

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And I deeply admire his courage to stand up to the leadership of the Congress and call for hearings on the Goldstone Report rather than a "protect Israel at all costs" castigation of the report.

There is not much courage in the Congress, but we have seen it in action with Congressman Baird's stand.

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Ann Wright is a 29 year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq. She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. In December, 2001 she was on the small team that reopened the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. She has travelled to Gaza three times this year and will be on the Gaza Freedom March in December, 2009. She is the co-author of the book "Dissent: Voices of Conscience."

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Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran, a retired United States Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand (more...)
 

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