Monthly Archives: May 2007

Mohiuddin AKM Ahmed Facing Imminent Deportation

[UPDATE: Read my op-ed about Congressman Jim McDermott’s private bill. Read the brief submitted by the Department of Justice to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals responding to Mohiuddin’s petition for asylum. It is a damning document that lays out … Continue reading

Posted in Bangladesh, Foreign Policy, Terrorism | 94 Comments


The killing in Iraq continues. We are told we are there to avoid further killing. We were led into war by a President who ignored warnings that he would create a mess in Iraq. Last week the same President, the … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Iraq | 1 Comment

Feeding The Pakistan Military

The Bush Administration is contributing significantly to the militarization of South Asia. In pursuit of its War on Terror, the Bush Administration has been subsidizing General Musharraf and his military as they continue to cling to power in Pakistan. Pakistan … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Terrorism | 9 Comments

Taking Out The Trash On A Friday Evening

"I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!" – Michael Corleane, The Godfather: Part II Washington DC is all abuzz with the rumor that Alberto Gonzales will resign this evening. Normally I don’t do … Continue reading

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U.S. Senators Send A Dear John Letter To Bangladesh

UPDATE: There is a report in the Bangladesh paper New Nation that the letter from the senators is a forgery. However, I just got off the phone with Senator Joe Biden’s office. They confirmed for me that the letter was … Continue reading

Posted in Bangladesh, Foreign Policy, Human Rights | 13 Comments