Video: Dahlia Wasfi and Ross Caputi on Iraq War

Usually “power couple” describes two plutocrats, but here is a young engaged (to be married) (and in the struggle for justice) couple with the power to move people against war, that leaves the audience asking them to speak in their schools. Wasfi is an Iraqi American who speaks of war from the point of view of its victims. Caputi is a US veteran of the current war on Iraq who describes the crimes he engaged in and the thinking that allows such acts, including what he describes as “reconnaissance by fire” (shooting up houses as a means of determining whether anyone is in them) and the ability of the human mind to rationalize killing people on behalf of the people being killed.

Random Row Bookstore

Charlottesville VA

March 17, 2011

Video by David Swanson