Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar (human rights activist) about Iraq. What is Iraq like now? Is Iraq safer now? Is Iraq better now than it was under Saddam Hussein? Faisal answers these questions and shares his first-hand accounts of what life was like during the Iraq War for civilians, witnessing the advance on Bagdad, the unstable occupation that followed, and then fleeing Iraq. He gives his perspective of the war, and what it was like to witness the allied invasion up close. Faisal tells how invading Iraq has improved some situations, while making others worse. He also shares how the current political situation is one of the untold failures of the Iraq War, and that Democracy requires more than just fair elections. Faisal also discusses how the United States was a more reliable and predictable ally when it was fighting Communism and the Cold War, and how the US is no longer a predictable ally to the Middle East. He also talks about his experience of becoming a US citizen and the differences between immigration in Europe and the US.
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Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar
Human Rights Activist, Founder of Ideas Beyond Borders
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