Rev. Jesse Jackson's rescue mission
Reaction from Peter Johnson, Jr.
- Duration 3:36
- Date Sep 21, 2012
Reaction from Peter Johnson, Jr.
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As I can't let's move on to Americans in prisons in the West African country of Gambia we're just rescued.
By the reverend Jesse Jackson this week the men who been convicted they had -- Convicted of treason by the government of -- feared for their lives but are now safe thanks to the reference.
Here -- more on this amazing stories -- -- Peter Johnson junior your friend of reverend Jackson.
I don't reverend Jackson the last twenty years -- mayor David Dinkins here in New York tend.
This is a remarkable American story.
American exceptional as -- at its best reverend -- and -- Jesse Jackson intervene on behalf of two.
Muslim Americans who are also citizens of what's called -- -- the smallest country in West Africa -- huge asset and Amadou.
Jana both in jail for treason -- for twenty years 14.
18 veteran of the Iraq War one a University of Tennessee professor.
And so he intervened in the wake of nine executions in August in the -- and said.
I need to pull these Americans out the State Department isn't working at it.
But I think I can't -- did to my international reputation go there and get them out.
And he did.
So this is not first time he's done this he's.
He's an incredible Syria Iraq -- rare in Liberia in Yugoslavia which is now of course now over three over three decades liberal lieutenant Robert Goodman in fact.
They ain't talking to reverend Jackson yesterday ran me into the whole way and I wasn't aware of it until yesterday.
And I admit to mr.
-- and there -- flip flops it's a reverend Jackson is here any symbol we.
How do we get some clothes for these work for Americans is still trying to help these folks.
I see it is the quintessential.
American story in Americans helping Americans and that he would have a Baptist minister.
Go to -- -- -- and then release.
This is American foreign policy at its best and it's done by an individual American.
On his old.
Unfair from him yelling at -- yesterday at the press yet.
This time yesterday.
Those seven people were you planning to die.
-- -- -- planning to live.
Two men yesterday were planning to be in jail -- candidate they have been -- -- -- -- we're grateful.
So whether you like Jesse Jackson not would you agree with -- with you disagree -- them over -- wall.
Important career in the civil rights.
-- in it in this country he's continuing to be relevant he's done this over three decades.
What I also found to be particularly incredible about it this -- a woman named Kathleen Foster.
A who's a producer here -- field producer at Fox News.
Who went there with a camera who got the story exclusively who reported on it who rode on it and who went to a country that is unsafe.
In very emit very many -- of four Americans and so it was courage of faith it was courage of journals and it was the unique.
American spirit coming together to help people in need so now families have been brought together.
These two -- will now have a new life here.
In the United States and will continue and we'll spread the word of liberty here in the United States and hopefully an -- in the west can be -- So I think it's a just a tremendous feel good story in a very difficult week for our people are getting killed.
In the mideast happy story.
In the mideast we all need kudos to Jackson good job every Jackson need -- has got to start absolutely -- have a fantastic you to.