January 1, 2021
“I am baffled by how some people wish Saddam Hussein was back on TV. People who have not lived in the Baath regime era doesn’t know how savage they were. In 41 years of my life living in that era, I did not spend one day being happy. Killings, beatings, and Anfal were all I saw. Even the end of the regime was bad for me. When we ran away my leg broke, and my sons transported me using a trolley from Chamchamal to Byara. I still suffer from my leg being broke and I can’t walk. Thankfully, we passed that era and now we live freely in our land with our own government and we can speak our language, that’s the most important thing for me. Even though all of my life is waisted and I’m old now, but my life now is much better than it used to be. The only thing that makes me sad is seeing all those women being killed daily. I don’t understand what women could do to deserve that”.