Archive for 2010

Mr. President, Take a Firm Lead in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan is now in its ninth year and it is really difficult to find any positive change. Leadership is lacking, and though the President and his cabinet inherited this war, their approach is strikingly unchanged: more troops, little oversight and minimal planning. Further, despite a much needed domestic reminder that America is [...]

WikiLeaks: Why aren’t heads rolling?

The approximately 91,000 reports from the war in Afghanistan that were leaked to Wikileaks.org caused cries of outrage. Unfortunately this outrage was for all the wrong reasons. Headlines read “Pakistan helping Taliban,” “The [Afghan] war takes a hit,” and the like. What they should have read is “Heads Role” and “WikiLeaks: Founder and Leaker arrested [...]

July 4th: Time to Revisit America’s Mission

As I sit here and write on July 4th, I wonder how all my friends, both civilian and military are faring in Afghanistan and Iraq. It feels unfair that they are there and I am not with them. Supporting them and talking about the desire to leave while not knowing how to come home. Sharing [...]

Israel Must Move Beyond War

This article was originally posted on The WIP (Women’s International Perspective) Israel’s May 31, 2010 attack on the Freedom Flotilla in international waters garnered nothing more than global condemnation.  The assault on six ships with approximately 700 activists carrying 10,000 tons of aid to the besieged Gaza strip is a shocking reminder that the Israeli [...]

Israel Must Grow Up

This article was originally posted on The Huffington Post This time Israel’s government has gone too far. The storming of a civilian flotilla carrying 700 humanitarian activists and 10,000 tons of aid, in international waters, at night and in the dark, is reprehensible.  It was no secret to anyone that this effort was underway.  The [...]