Release bin Laden Photo? “Instead Release Afghanistan and Iraq”

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Release bin Laden Photo? “Instead Release Afghanistan and Iraq”

WASHINGTON - The Washington Post is reporting: “The Obama administration is seeking to use the killing of Osama bin Laden to accelerate a negotiated settlement with the Taliban and hasten the end of the Afghanistan war, according to U.S. officials involved in war policy.”

SONALI KOLHATKAR, sonali at afghanwomensmission.org
Kolhatkar is co-author of Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence and is co-director of the Afghan Women’s Mission.

Kolhatkar was recently interviewed on GRITtv.

KATHY KELLY, kathy@vcnv.org, http://vcnv.org
Kelly is with Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She was recently in Afghanistan and just wrote the piece “Beyond Retaliation.”

ANAND GOPAL, anandgopal80 at gmail.com, @Anand_Gopal_
Gopal is an independent journalist based in Afghanistan and has reported for the Christian Science Monitor and the Wall Street Journal.

ROBERT NAIMAN, (217) 979-2857, naiman@justforeignpolicy.org
Naiman is policy director of Just Foreign Policy. He recently wrote the piece “The War is Over. Kiss a Nurse and Start Packing.”

He said today: “Matthew Cassel put it nicely in a recent tweet: ‘I got an idea. How about instead of Obama releasing the photo, he releases Iraq and Afghanistan?’ ”

GARETH PORTER, porter.gareth50 at gmail.com
Porter is an investigative journalist and historian specializing in U.S. national security policy who just wrote the piece “U.S. Refusal of 2001 Taliban Offer Gave bin Laden a Free Pass.”

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