On Saturday, I interviewed Aziz al-Taee, Chairman of the Iraqi-American Council. He detailed a compelling body of evidence about the holocaust being waged against the Iraqi people.
Who is Aziz al-Taee?
Al-Taee has also been interviewed in major newspapers, cable news operations and other public news outlets. Al-Taee told about how he had been in danger when he lived in Iraq and how concerned he is for his family who still lived under Saddam Hussein's thumb.
Unfortunately, Mr. Aziz is also a criminal:
He was arrested again in May 2001, on charges that the chain of electronics stores he owns in Philadelphia was selling counterfeit compact discs. A judge dismissed that case for lack of evidence on March 4. Al-Taee blamed the compact disc counterfeiting case on unscrupulous employees, who he said had acted without his approval.
I cannot find any updated info on this guy, or whether or not he was deported.
What about the Iraqi-American Council? from the NBC 10 link above:
some Arabs in America say that Al-Taee does not represent them. They claim the Iraqi-American Council is simply a Web site and a phone number designed to benefit Al-Taee.
This is the only site I can find identifying itself as IAC:. Its website appears dead - this address info is provided:
Iraqi American Council (IAC)
7263 Maple Place #210,
Annadale, VA 22003,
I can find only a SourceWatch link to Philly news (is this a reputable paper?), so take this with a big grain of salt, he was supposedly Nick Berg's business partner
Here's Gannon's article on al-Taee He doesn't quote al-Taee, but rather lists Saddam's atrocities.
So, we have Gannon the unseemly propogandist of sham news organization interviewing criminal propagandist Al-Taee of sham Iraqi-making the case for war organization.
In light of the plans of OSP to pay "foreign" journalist to spread its propaganda, this seems worth a look.