September 25, 2007

Hero Awards

Scott Horton noted that Sam Provance has received a Sam Adams award from an organization of retired CIA agents. This award is given to those who persist in truth telling even when they pay dearly for their honesty. So you wonder, who is Sam Provance? Why haven't you heard more about him? Perhaps it's because he is someone who put to bed the lie that Abu Ghraib was just a case of bad apples and not a serious case of a bad barrel corrupting those in the barrel. Kudos to someone who saw an evil and would not stop talking about it even when it meant his career.

Another compelling story comes from Dave Johnson who has a video of Chris Thomas who refused to stop demanding peace even while being arrested. Thomas wrote that Daniel Ellsberg was a factor in his decision to keep up his protest.

I went to a teach-in on Thursday where Daniel Ellsberg spoke. He said an action in Iran in the next 15 months is "likely" and stopping that action should be our highest priority.

This is a time that needs heroes. What acts of heroism have you been seeing?

Posted by Mary at September 25, 2007 12:47 AM | Philosophy | Technorati links |

suicide bomber in Iraq killing 16

Posted by: ccoaler at September 25, 2007 04:43 AM

For more than 25 years, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement authorities say they have suspected the New York-based Alavi Foundation is a "front" for Iranian espionage and anti-American activities.

For more than 25 years, court records show the foundation has been publicly defended and represented by the New York law firm where attorney-general nominee Michael Mukasey is a partner: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

Posted by: ccoaler at September 25, 2007 12:56 PM