presentation on the Iraq war not offered in any other
seminar given at college campuses. Listen to an Iraqi
citizen who escaped from the country - with the help of a
U.S. soldier - before the threats on his life became a
Fadi Fadhil -
Freddie to his friends - is an Iraqi citizen who served
nearly two years as an interpreter for U.S. forces in
Baghdad, his hometown. You will hear about Freddie's
nightmare as he shares personal experiences such as being
thrown into prison for refusing to join Saddam's Baath
"Nothing you've seen in the media
- TV-wise, radio-wise -- comes close to describing what life
under Saddam was like. It blows people's minds out
when I tell them." - Freddie Fadhil
Learn how the
Iraqi people ratted on each other (for such "offenses" as
having a satellite receiver) in order to receive a reward
from the government such as a car. It didn't matter
that the father of the neighbor's house was killed, they had
"Under Saddam, you'd do what the
government wanted you to do, dream what they wanted you to
dream, become what they wanted you to become. When I
was 5, my parents sat me down and taught me that 'what you
hear in this house - our opinions, our beliefs -- stays in
this house. One chance slip and Mommy and Daddy could
be gone forever."
-- Freddie Fadhil
Lt. Col. Michael Baumann
- now retired - moved mountains to get Freddie out of Iraq
and into the U.S. Fadhil now lives in MN.
Baumann's unit built sewers, roads and schools and linked up
with Fadhil who was their indispensable interpreter.
The two are also featured in the
movie "Interpreting Iraq".
interactive presentation does not take a political stand -
it just reports the experiences of two people who lived the
Iraq war. This session offers insights you will never
get from someone who was in Iraq for a couple of months
with a camera and pen and pad of paper.
Series, Current Issues Forum, Special Event
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