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Voices from IraqA People's History, 2003-2009$
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Mark Kukis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231156929

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.001.0001

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The Coming of a War Within

The Coming of a War Within

The Coming of a War Within
Voices from Iraq

Mark Kukis

Columbia University Press

In this chapter, Abu Mustapha, Azhar Abdul-Karim Abdul-Wahab, Ahmed Ibrahim Abdul Wahab, Ka'ab Zuhir Ahmed, and Saman Dlawer Hussein talk about their experiences during the Iraq war. Abu Mustapha was working as a procurement bureaucrat for the Iraqi Department of Agriculture at the time of the U.S. invasion. Azhar Abdul-Karim Abdul-Wahab holds a PhD in constitutional law from Baghdad University, where she was a lecturer in the political science department in 2003. Ahmed Ibrahim Abdul Wahab was an engineering student at a technical college in Baghdad when the war began. Ka'ab Zuhir Ahmed had a comfortable government job overseeing a warehouse for military computer hardware and other electronics, living at the family house in Ghazaliya at the time of the invasion. Saman Dlawer Hussein was a junior in high school when the United States invaded, the son of a judge who did well by the old government.

Keywords:   invasion, Abu Mustapha, Azhar Abdul-Karim Abdul-Wahab, Ahmed Ibrahim Abdul Wahab, Ka'ab Zuhir Ahmed, Saman Dlawer Hussein, Iraq war, Iraqi Department of Agriculture, Baghdad University, United States

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