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Yemeni journalist who reported U.S. drone strike released from jail

A Yemeni journalist who was kept in prison for years at the apparent request of the Obama administration has been released in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, according to local reports. Abdulelah Haider Shaye was imprisoned in 2010, after reporting that an attack on a suspected al-Qaida training camp in…

Whoops: US Embassy in Pakistan had wrong date on statement about CIA contractor

Update (at bottom): State Dept. insists dateline was a typo A statement by the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, regarding the acquittal of CIA contractor Raymond Davis in the murders of two Pakistani men, had a little something wrong with it this morning: instead of reading “March 16,” it read “March…

Pentagon official: Martin Luther King would support Iraq, Afghan wars

An Obama administration official said that nonviolent icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would “understand” and “recognize” the need for the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan if he were alive today. In a speech commemorating the late hero days before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, the…

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