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Iraqi Expat

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The In T View

My interview with the brilliant Mister Ghost.


Blogger Mark said...

I think Mister Ghost has to polish up his interviewing skills. Clearly, he was leading the interviewee when he suggested that toenail polish should be red. A professional interviewer would have asked that question in an even-handed way. :)

July 06, 2005 3:17 am  
Blogger dcat said...


You do have the gift to know the difference from the good and the bad at a young age. I'm very impressed! You must feel the energy within you! WOW! Did they speak ill of him in the home or did you instinctively know? “I am speaking of you meeting the mole rat.” I did the same thing with some people at a young age and it was always the right thing to do! I still do.

Good instincts on your part! Then you knew not to say a word.

I knew from the first time I read you that you were and are a very good man! Thanks for sharing! My heart races when I read things like this. I love true stories.

July 06, 2005 3:55 am  
Blogger dcat said...

One of Saddam’s bootlickers! Hahahahahah...ROFLSH! This truth is sickly funny. But this is how they feed the flame of sick power! The guy probably liked kissing ass once he was done with the boots! :)

July 06, 2005 4:02 am  
Blogger Ahmad said...

You might be right; but that wouldn't change the fact that I love ladies in red ;)

Even though my family hated Saddam, they didn't speak ill of him when I was young, not in my presence, because they fear that as a kid I might speak ill of him in public! It was an instinct and it didn't take me long to hate him and realise that I can't speak of my hate!

July 06, 2005 11:04 am  
Blogger Nancy said...

great interview!!! I enjoyed it very much...but while reading it, it also took me back to those fear and terror days we lived under Saddam's rule...my body actually started shuddering and I got goosebumps while reading that poor brother's story.

by the way, "teman bagela" is your favorite? what about Dolma, kubba, maqloba, pacha???? anyways, I love teman bagela as an everyday dish but it isn't my favorite though:)

July 06, 2005 2:03 pm  
Blogger Ahmad said...


I love dolma, magloba, quozy, etc too ;) Man I love Iraqi food in general :)

July 06, 2005 2:23 pm  
Blogger dcat said...

As I was saying Ahmad you have the gift of insight.

Your instinct will always guide you to something better!

July 06, 2005 3:09 pm  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

That was a great interview Ahmed.

I keep seeing you running away from Saddam and sitting on the floor and I laugh. شر البلية مايضحك.

July 06, 2005 4:53 pm  
Blogger Goesh said...

That was great!

July 06, 2005 5:29 pm  
Anonymous Pamela said...

great interview Ahmad. I wonder how close Turkish food is to Iraqi food?

I love dolmas too and kofte. I learned to cook them when I was in Antalya. I now can make kunefe.

I hope someday I can visit Iraq, when it is safe.

July 06, 2005 9:39 pm  
Blogger Osama - Iraqi said...

Great interview Ahmad!

I have to agree with Nancy, it brought back bad memories...

Food: after 9 year of being deprived of Iraqi food, I had tears when I met Dolma.

July 07, 2005 3:57 am  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

OMG, we woke up this morning to the news of London bombing. I hope you, your family and friends are safe.

July 07, 2005 3:44 pm  
Blogger Osama - Iraqi said...


I hope everything is ok.

July 07, 2005 4:57 pm  
Blogger Jeffrey said...


Let us know if you are okay. Everyone here in New York and the US knows all too well how you're feeling today. Our hearts go out to you.


July 07, 2005 5:00 pm  
Blogger Osama - Iraqi said...

Guys I’m sick and tired from this, I’m at the point that I want the leaders of the free world to tell the countries that are exporting terrorist to clean there backyards or WE WILL DO IT FOR THEM.

July 07, 2005 5:00 pm  
Blogger Fayrouz said...


Well said.

July 07, 2005 6:45 pm  
Blogger Mister Ghost said...

When I heard about the bombing, I thought of Ahmad in London, also Pax and Akba, but Akba apparently is in Syria, where they just had their own little massacre in the hills overlooking Damascus. I also wondered about Dilnareen and the other Kurds. Isn't she in London?
And didn't they shut down the phone system? That's probably why Ahmad hasn't posted.

Here's what George Galloway had to say (Via http://democracyguy.typepad.com/democracy_guy_grassroots_/2005/07/idiocy_thy_name.html - Hat Tip Instapundit)

1513 Respect MP George Galloway says: "We argued, as did the security services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the Government ignoring such warnings."

July 07, 2005 7:05 pm  

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