Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaief

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Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaief is the Iraqi lawyer who claims to have told U.S. Marines the location of the captured Private Jessica Lynch in early April 2003. Weeks later, Al-Refaief and his family were granted U.S. asylum[1]. Along with the chance for U.S. citizenship, al-Rehaief received $300,000 from Rupert Murdoch's Harper Collins for a book about the Lynch rescue.[2] He also was given a job at the Livingston Group[3], a high-powered D.C. lobby firm.[4] His book Because Each Life Is Precious: Why an Iraqi Man Came to Risk Everything for Pvt. Jessica Lynch is being promoted by his Livingston Group colleague Lauri Fitz-Pegado and Republican PR man Craig Shirley. Fitz-Pegado is infamous for her work at Hill & Knowlton PR in 1990 coaching the Kuwaiti girl called "Nayirah" in her shocking but phony testimony on Congressional hill that she'd seen Iraqi soldiers murdering Kuwaiti babies. Al-Rehaief's book preceded by a few weeks Lynch's own book, I'm a Soldier, too: The Jessica Lynch Story.

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  • "About Us", (Biographical note), Undated, Accessed June 2007.