Feb 5, 2009
Josh Rushing is
a former U.S. Marine captain and current Al-Jazeera English
correspondent. He is familiar to many as the point man who helped
sell the Iraq war to the American public as spokesman for United
States Central Command (CENTCOM) during the
of Iraq. He became famous for his appearance in the documentary
Room, which documented his conversation with Al
Jazeera correspondent Hassan Ibrahim.
In 2007, Palgrave Macmillan published Mission: Al-Jazeera, Rushing's memoir of his journey from a small town in Texas to the Marines to Al Jazeera English.
Nowadays, Rushing works as a correspondent and military analyst out of Al-Jazeera English's Washington, D.C., bureau. He covers a wide variety of international issues for Al-Jazeera English, but focuses primarily on U.S.-Middle Eastern relations about which he spoke with Claudia Cragg.