News Release

Independent American Delegation to Baghdad

An independent American delegation, led by Rep. Nick Rahall and former Sen. James Abourezk, is scheduled to arrive in Baghdad on Friday night (Sept. 13).

Rahall, of West Virginia, is currently serving his 13th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Abourezk represented South Dakota in the United States Senate.

The delegation also includes: James Jennings, president of Conscience International, an Atlanta-based humanitarian aid and human rights organization; and Norman Solomon, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a nationwide consortium of public policy researchers.

The trip, described by participants as a “humanitarian mission,” comes as President Bush is seeking formal authorization from Congress to launch a large-scale military attack on Iraq.

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For further information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Norman Solomon, (202) 347-0020, (415) 552-5378;
David Zupan, (541) 484-9167