Monday, May 31, 2010

Two Former U.S. Diplomats on Gaza Flotilla

Update: The wife of former Ambassador Peck has told AP that she has received an e-mail from Israel's foreign ministry informing her that Peck will be sent home, likely arriving in New York tomorrow (Tuesday). Read her interview with AP here.

I've seen nothing about the status of the other detainee, Ann Wright. However, after reading her resignation letter, I realize why her name was familiar to me. I crossed paths with her in Islamabad, December 2001, when she was part of a group that departed from there to reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. Presumably she will be deported from Israel tomorrow.


According to news media reports today, there were two former U.S. State Department officials on the intercepted Gaza aid flotilla. They are both in Israeli custody, and will be deported.

They are Edward L. Peck, a former Chief of Mission in Baghdad, and Ann Wright, who was one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in protest of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.


A Daring Adventure said...

According to the breaking news, a #3 in Al Qaeda has been killed (again?).

And the first thing I thought when I read that was, "Oh wow! Skeptical Bureaucrat has talked about how those lower-than-#1-positions rotate frequently."

TSB said...

There does seem to be lots and lots of middle management turnover in AQ.