“How I Helped Lose Hearts and Minds” Author Under Fire

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By Angela Keaton, on Sep 27, 2011

LOLA's Kelley B. Vlahos is following the story of "Peter Van Buren,  a 23-year foreign service officer with the U.S Department of State, may be the only department personnel to be fired over the WikiLeaks’ scandal. Van Buren, who just published the book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Iraqi People this week, relayed in a powerful column at Tom Dispatch this morning how he was called in, interrogated and accused of disclosing classified material. His crime? Embedding links to WikiLeaked cables in a post on his personal blog."