Monday, February 19, 2007

War Away from War

Two Iraqis currently living in New York write about their experience away from home.

The first, my friend and colleague Ayub Nuri, writes an op-ed in the New York Times about haunting memories and nightmares from Iraq. And another by Sarmad Ali, an Iraqi journalist working for the Wall Street Journal, about missing family members thousands of miles away in Baghdad.

I am often asked here how it feels to be an Iraqi in New York, and I was even considering writing a piece about it, but I think the above two articles perfectly sum up my feelings and, I'm sure, the feelings of hundreds of thousands of other Iraqi exiles.