Leave your preconceptions at the door and check this out…
The New York Times’ Eric Owles collected several questions from readers and spent a few days filming Iraqis answering those questions. Watch them here.
He plans on doing more of this, thank god. Even if the people here aren’t representative of the entire Iraqi population (not one woman appears in the video), I appreciate the beautiful simplicity of letting these people’s words stand on their own.
Owles asks for more questions for future pieces like this. I’d love to ask Iraqis who they’d vote for in our presidential election, but maybe we should spare trying to explain our primary/caucus process and just wait until September to ask them that.