Rev. Jesse Jackson on War & Peace
Civil Rights Activist
The White House, which did not endorse the trip, made clear to Jackson that his mission would have no impact on the ongoing NATO air campaign. A National Security adviser told the group their visit would undermine efforts to isolate Milosevic. The Serbs want the delegation to see NATO bomb damage but the group said it was wary of being used for Yugoslav propaganda.
Jackson’s decision to make a personal humanitarian appeal to Assad for Goodman’s release marked his campaign as one that would not follow traditional conventions. Assad agreed to meet with Jackson. On January 3, 1984, Goodman was released into the waiting arms of Jackson. It was clear that Jackson had succeeded where the White House had failed even to try.
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