For Immediate Release
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
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.
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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