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A Discussion with An Iraqi American Whose Father Was Murdered and Mother Was Jailed By Saddam Hussein

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As Saddam Hussein’s regime falls, Democracy Now! talks to an Iraqi America man who opposed the war although his family had been brutalized by Hussein. Salam Al-Rawi’s father was tortured and murdered. His mother was jailed.

As for Iraqis around the world yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for Al-Rawi. Regime change in Iraq had occurred but questions about where Iraq heads next remain unanswered.

  • Salam Al-Rawi, Iraqi American businessman who owns restaurants in New York.

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