18 September 2009

Iraqi Poet

Watch this video of an Iraqi poet. He describes his torture while imprisoned during Saddam's tyranny. He then criticizes Arab poets who glorify war and martydom while promoting tyrants. This is a refreshing point of view from an enlightened Arab poet. We need to hear more from people like him. He condemns the "militaristic" Arab culture of death which is not something most people in this world are willing to do.