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Freedom's Fidelity

Friday, October 21, 2005


Mohammed shares a first hand story of one of the many victims of Saddam Hussein. It's hard to imagine what it must be like for the millions of victims to watch the trial of a man who terrorized them over 3 decades. That's because it is hard for me to imagine living under conditions where one wrong look, one wrong word, or one wrong thought would mean a long painful death sentence for me and for those that I love. It seems to have a cathartic effect though.

Of course opinions vary when ages vary as the age more or less determines how much suffering the person had to go through. Today I was talking to victims of Saddam who are friends of the family; a mother (52) and her daughter (25). The rest of their family was exterminated by Saddam; the daughter lost her grandfather, father and uncle.

Read the whole thing, and be thankful for what you have never had to experience.


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