KATHY KELLY [back in the U.S. Jan. 4]
ANN WRIGHT [back in the U.S. Dec. 28]
Kelly is co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence; she is also available via Skype: kathy.vcnv. Wright, a former State Department diplomat and retired Army colonel, helped re-open the U.S. embassy in Kabul in 2001. She resigned from the State Department in protest of the Iraq invasion in March of 2003.
Wright said today: “The U.S. needs to be removing its troops from Afghanistan. This increase in military operations in Afghanistan with massive loss of life, multiple times more than previous years — plus the reach into Pakistan — is making things much more unstable, not stable.”
Kelly said today: “Commenting on impoverishment and displacement caused by military offensives, a Pakistani op-ed recently compared hunger and anger to two live wires. When the wires touch, they create an incandescent and uncontrollable flash. [Read more…]