In the second clip from the My Country, My Country lesson plan, members of the Iraqi Islamic Party, a Sunni political organization, including Dr. Riyadh, debated whether or not to boycott the election in protest of attacks on the Sunni city of Fallujah. Students should discuss the perspectives presented by each speaker in the video and consider the arguments for and against boycotting the election. Return to lesson plan »
Dr. Riyadh is an Iraqi medical doctor, a father of six and a Sunni political candidate. An outspoken critic of the U.S. occupation, he is equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq.
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.