When Arabs or westerners ask me about the situation and I answer that hope remains and that weâ€™re looking forward to a better future most would say â€˜Are you living in this world?â€™ I answer, â€˜Yes, itâ€™s you who live in the parallel world the media built for you with images of only death and destructionâ€™.
If it surprised some of them that a poll found Iraqis optimistic, then Iâ€™m surprised that someone finally bothered to ask Iraqis how they feel…
Just as free birds would never return to the cage, we donâ€™t want to return to the days of the tyrant. Birds do not care that beasts roam outside and would not feel nostalgic for a home or meal mixed with humiliation.
All that a free bird cares about is to spread wings and fly as it pleases.
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