This interview discusses the neoconservatives in the Bush administration who beat the drums for the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. The video was originally posted on Youtube by the interviewee, peace activist Dr. Dahlia Wasfi. Snowshoefilms conducted the interview and videography. The introduction was read by Joshua Casteel, a young peace activist who passed away in 2012.

Wasfi was a speaker at the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) ‘Winter Soldier’ eyewitness testimony, March 2008, in Maryland. Wasfi is the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Iraqi father.

As a child in New York City, and for five years in Basrah, Iraq, U.S.-born Dahlia Wasfi looks at the world from a unique perspective. Her Mother and father met at medical school in Washington D.C. Wasfi’s father was from Basrah. After getting his medical degree, the young Wasfi family returned to Basrah for five years, meeting the terms of her father’s scholarship, before finally returning to the U.S. to live.

In part-one of her Winter Soldier testimony, Dahlia Wasfi tells of her encounter with the example of Rachel Corrie (crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in 2001) that brought her out of despondency over the violence against Iraq that had begun many years before and that had continued under both Republic and Democratic presidencies; Rachel’s example inspired Dahlia to become politically active.

For more information on the role of Israel partisans in pushing the U.S. to attack Iraq, see The Transparent Cabal, by Dr. Stephen Sniegosky; The Road to Iraq, by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, published by the University of Edinburgh University Press (… the Israel Lobby, by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt; and the articles and analyses at…

Publié le 20 juin 2016 par Americans Knew,