Saif Al-Azzawi, an Iraqi refugee who lives in Los Angeles, has an interesting opinion about ISIS: The group wouldn't have existed under Saddam Hussein's rule.
Al-Azzawi, who grew up in Baghdad and came to America as a refugee in 2009, explains his opinion in an op-ed for Zocalo Public Square. He argues that while ISIS having support in Iraq is his "worst nightmare," he believes that "the aftermath of the U.S. invasions has brought us to this point," because Hussein wouldn't have allowed ISIS to exist:
Al-Azzawi offers a moving, personal experience of the contrast between Iraq past and present, discussing how America's intervention affected daily life in the country. Read Al-Azzawi's full take on what he calls "a continuation of the failure of democracy" in Iraq over at Zocalo Public Square.
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