If I was being held hostage in Iraq I would welcome any help, even that of Jesse Jackson. As long as Jackson doesn't screw up the whole situation I see no harm in this.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson will try to help negotiate the release of a kidnapped American contractor who was snatched in Baghdad three months ago and recently appeared pleading for his life at gunpoint.
Jackson, who has successfully secured the release of hostages on several occasions since the 1980s, said he was confident the captors would cooperate.
"We hope that the captors will pick up on the spirit of what has happened the last few days in Iraq (news - web sites) and not use Roy as a trophy," Jackson said, referring to Sunday's election in Iraq. "While our government can't negotiate, someone who can ought to."
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