Sunday, December 29, 2013
(Undated) -- An American al-Qaeda captive says he feels abandoned by his country. In a video released on Christmas, contractor Warren Weinstein calls on the Obama administration to negotiate with his captors to secure his release. The footage obtained by the "Washington Post" shows the bearded 72-year-old wearing a track jacket and black winter cap. The Maryland government contractor appears lethargic while asking President Obama to increase efforts to get him released. Weinstein was kidnapped by terrorists in 2011 while working in Pakistan.