• Washington Examiner Reviews We Meant Well

    July 4, 2012

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    Posted in: Embassy/State, Iraq

    The Washington Examiner was kind enough to review We Meant Well and tell some of the story behind of the story of my struggles against the Department of State to assert my First Amendment rights.

    The story unfolds in a two-part series. Part One is titled “Iraq tell-all effectively ends local author’s State Department career,” with Part Two “‘We Meant Well,’ says its author, breaks ‘State Department omertà’.”

    One section reveals a bit about some of my current work:

    For now, Van Buren turns his sights on new opportunities. He plans to write fiction next. In the foreground, though, is his work with independent documentary film director James Spione (Incident in New Baghdad) on the documentary Silenced: America’s War on Whistleblowers. He has also met other whistleblowers that have made recent headlines, including Thomas Drake, prosecuted for exposing NSA warrantless wiretapping.

    I’ll have more info on these new projects as things unfold, so stay tuned.

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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Whistle-blowers of the World unite:


      Truth is stranger than fiction.

      07/4/12 2:17 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...



      Per your project:

      We recently met with a fellow involved with the excellent, highly poignant documentary, “Semper Fi”, about the silenced water contamination around Ft. Bragg. None other than Michael Moore helped get that short-lister for an Emmy knocked off the list.

      Contact me if you want more.

      07/7/12 3:56 AM | Comment Link

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