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Ann Wright: Blood Diamonds and Blood Oil

Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 4:39 pm | Ann Wright

We have a myth that we can transform children and kids in their teens into men and women by sending them to war. If they fight young, we give them adulthood. Children and kids who fight eventually do grow into adults - adults with lifetimes ahead of ... More >>

Ann Wright: The History of Surges

Wednesday, 10 January 2007, 7:43 pm | Ann Wright

President Bush is strongly intimating that he will change US military commanders in Iraq and appoint generals who will not oppose his "surge" of from 20,000 to 40,000 in troop strength there. Current military commanders have opposed an increase of ... More >>

A Wright: Five Years of Infamy - Close Guantanamo!

Thursday, 28 December 2006, 6:12 pm | Ann Wright

On January 11, 2002, the first detainees from Afghanistan arrived at the prison in the US Naval Base, Guantanamo, Cuba. In the succeeding five years, Guantanamo has symbolized to the world the Bush administration's abandonment of international ... More >>

Torture, Geneva Conv. & the School of the Americas

Friday, 1 December 2006, 5:49 pm | Ann Wright

I spoke for the first time at the School of the Americas Watch protest at Fort Benning, Georgia, on Saturday, November 17, 2006. As a US Army veteran with 29 years of active and reserve duty who retired as a colonel, I felt tremendous emotions while addressing ... More >>

Browbeating Military Officers on Geneva Convention

Friday, 29 September 2006, 10:31 am | Ann Wright

As a retired US Army Reserve colonel, I am aghast at the blatant browbeating by civilian political appointees of the Bush administration of another generation of senior US military officers. In late 2002 and 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld began ... More >>