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April 09, 2013

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Illustration: When Ahmed visited New York City in 2008, he thought about what was happening in Iraq.
When Ahmed visited New York City in 2008, he thought about what was happening in Iraq.
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Ahmed Fadaam

Iraqis Are Like Camels That Carry Gold But Only Eat Grass

Host Dick Gordon and interpreter Ahmed Fadaam call Khalid Ansary, who still thinks of an explosion during the war and the deaths he witnessed.

Then, Dick calls Mohammed Hafudh, who is a civil servant in the oil industry and says that almost nothing works the way it should in Iraq. He says he plans to run for office to try and reform the corruption in the government. He says Iraqis are like camels who carry gold on their back, but only eat grass.

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