Activist Heading Back to Iraq
Is Jackson worried about his safety? "There will be more soldiers getting killed than unarmed peacemakers," he responds. On his last trip, Jackson was injured in a car accident that left one person dead. The cause: A Firestone tire blew out, causing the vehicle to roll over. However, he says, if the U.S. government "decides to start bombing hospitals and orphanages, [peacemakers] will be killed."
Asked if the U.S. government is right that Iraqis want to be "liberated" by the American military, Jackson flatly says no. "Iraqis can't figure out why anybody would [conduct this war] at all," he said. "All they want is the sanctions lifted."