From the Wash. U. Peace Coalition:

Where do you go if you want to listen to people who were wrong about Iraq? Well, as Glenn Greenwald details in a recent article, all you have to do is turn on any TV station or read any newspaper. On the other hand, if you’re interested in listening to some of some of the people who were actually right about Iraq before the war, you should check out a couple of upcoming events.

First, former Chief UN Weapons Inspector in Iraq Scott Ritter is going to be in town later this week. Ritter was recently on a panel with Wash U Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz, and told her that he’s been hearing a lot of buzz in the intelligence community that the Bush administration might attempt, against all logic, to attack Iran before leaving office.  

Then, next week, Col. Ann Wright will be in town talking about her new book “Dissent: Voices of Conscience.” Wright was one of three defense department officials who resigned in protest the day before bombing of Iraq began.  Details for the two events are below:

   Friday, April 4, 7:30 PM

   Scott Ritter: “US Attack on Iran?”

   Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton, 63117

Scott Ritter was a Marine Corps intelligence officer from 1984 to 1991 and a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. He is the author of numerous books, including “Iraq Confidential” (2005), “Target Iran” (2006) and his latest, “Waging Peace: The Art of War for the Antiwar Movement” (2007.)

   Monday, April 7, 6:00pm

   Col. Ann Wright

   MokaBe’s Coffee House, Arsenal @ Grand Ave, 314-865-2009

The St. Louis Chapter of Veterans for Peace Presents Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright, co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience. After the talk, Col. Wright will sign copies of her book at Left Bank Books at 7 pm

During the run-up to war in Iraq, Army Colonel (Ret.) and diplomat Ann Wright resigned her State Department post in protest. Wright, who had spent 19 years in the military and 16 years in diplomatic service, was one among dozens of government insiders and active-duty military personnel who protested government actions they felt were illegal. These men and women risked their careers, reputations, and even freedom out of loyalty to the Constitution and the rule of law