Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lenten Letter

With the arrival of Peter's fist Lenten Letter I went back to look at last year's first letter. You will recall it was the story of Sami al-Hajj, the Al Jazeera cameraman who was imprisoned for more than 6 years. He was on a hunger strike protesting his torture and imprisonment in Guantánamo Bay. 

Soon after Peter's request to write letters to Mr. Hajj, he was released—on May 1, 2008. I'm not sure if your letters did the trick but it is curiously comforting. Active democracy in action. Oh, in fact, he was not released, but "transfered" (to his homeland). The military has a way with words. 

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