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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 people during the civil war in Sierra Leone. She is most noted for having been one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Wright was also a passenger on the Challenger 1, which along with the Mavi Marmara, was part of the Gaza flotilla. 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 is the co-author of the book "Dissent: Voices of Conscience." She has written frequently on rape in the military.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 26, 2022 For God's Sake Boys, STOP THIS WAR S**T!!!
We've seen this before. The U.S. creates a situation, digs in its heels and makes ultimatums and tens of thousands die.
I resigned from the U.S. government in 2003 in opposition to another war-President Bush's war on Iraq in which followed that war playbook.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 9, 2021 Military should return Hawaii lands
The 65-year leases of 30,000 acres of Hawaii state land by the U.S. military are ending in 2029. The state of Hawaii should not re-lease these lands no matter what the amount the U.S. military offers.