Iraqi American antiwar activist Dahlia S. Wasfi discusses the Iraqi government’s dearth of accomplishments and continued reliance on U.S. support, the U.S. actions that exacerbated sectarian violence, drawing attention to the humanity and suffering of Iraqis and the lingering toxic effects of war in Iraq and the U.S.
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Dr. Dahlia Wasfi was born in 1971 and spent her early childhood in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, until she returned with her family to the United States in 1977. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1993 with a B.A. in Biology, and in 1997 graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In February/March of 2004, after years of separation, Wasfi visited Iraq to see her family in Basrah and Baghdad. She journeyed to Iraq again for a 3-month visit in 2006. Based on her experiences, she is speaking out against the negative impact of the U.S. invasion on the Iraqi people and the need to end the occupation.