Colonel Ann Wright talks about her involvement with Code Pink08/30/12 Colonel Ann Wright/Mary Glenney
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One of the most notable groups to come to Tampa to protest during the Republican National Convention was Code Pink. Members participated in numerous demonstrations calling for an end to US military involvement and women's rights. Colonel Ann Wright is a retired 20 year military office who opened the first US Embassy in Afghanistan and then resigned in frustration over the Iraq war. She spent the next two decades in the US State Department specializing in peace mediation, ultimately resigning in frustration over the lack of support for peaceful resolutions to the conflicts and policies in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Wright was also part of the Gaza Flotilla and was on the boat that was boarded by Israeli military forces. She spoke with Mary Glenney about her work.