Rescued aid worker to be reunited with father
The father of an American aid worker rescued from kidnappers in Somalia by U.S. forces hopes to be reunited with her Thursday, he said.
John Buchanan could not say where the reunion with his daughter, Jessica, would take place.
President Barack Obama phoned Buchanan to tell him Jessica had been rescued, Buchanan said, adding that the call had left him “flabbergasted.”
“He said, ‘John, this is Barack Obama. I’m calling because I have great news for you. Your daughter has been rescued by our military,’” Buchanan said.
“Then he referred to his daughters, obviously had a human element there. Then he said something to the effect of, ‘People just can’t do this to our citizens, especially young people who are trying to help others.’”
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Buchanan said the operation left him with an overwhelming sense of patriotism.