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The human toll of the Afghan war

Sorry for the long hiatus from blogging. Since returning from Afghanistan I’ve been swamped with writing and speaking about the experience. Here are a few of the highlights:

Above is the video of a great event that I spoke at with Kathy Kelly and Mike Ferner, who were both on the delegation, at All Souls Unitarian Church in New York on January 7. If you have the time, it’s really worth watching.

Over the last week, I’ve been making the rounds on the media in my hometown of Peoria, Illinois. Here is a link to an hour-long radio interview I did on The New Movement with Roy Beckham on WAZU 90.7FM.

WMBD, the local CBS affiliate, also did a short segment on the evening news about my trip on Sunday. While the piece was well done overall, I have to say that they did attribute a couple positive lines to me about the US military helping rebuild the country and restructure the Afghan government that I clearly did not say, which is really sloppy, unethical journalism.

And finally, on Monday, an op-ed that I wrote on Afghanistan was published by OtherWords, which distributes opinion pieces to primarily small town papers around the country. That’s it for now! I will be blogging again in full swing next week once I get back to New York.