The dictatorial rule by Saddam led to emergence of crusaders for democracy and liberation of the people of Iraq. The struggles of the uprisings were thwarted through dubious means, which surpassed the threshold of expectations of the global institutions. The heavy-handed nature with which Saddam treated the opposition led to the propagation of foreign invasion by the US at the height of the fight against terrorism. As a result, the country was left without political, social and economic system in place to champion the rebuilding of the country. In the absence of a unifying leader, the invasions will have been in vain.
The past has come to haunt the Iraqis with most of them preferring an oppressive government to one that is not there. The tribal and religious groupings have their ideas of what is best for the Iraqis but only one man has stood out of the crown through consistent advocacy and struggle for the liberation.
Under democratic leadership, Iraq was going to achieve its full potential and experience the liberalization that emanates from human rights. As the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Jalal championed for regime change with the assistance of the US in rebuilding the post-war Iraq. As a victim of the gassing of Kurds in the late 1980s, Jalal has experienced first hand the struggles facing the oppressed minorities in Iraq.
Jalal was opposed to the rapid and total withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Despite calls for an end to the invasion, he was of the view that the vacuum left by the troops would compromise the progress made. The rebuilding of Iraq was hinged on protection from outside interference, protection that could only be accorded by the troops.
Jalal was of the same view as the Americans regarding toppling Saddam from his seat as the only way to truly liberate the people of Iraq. His crusades have seen him engage in armed battles and live in exile. However, he remained relentless in his quest for justice ad equality among the Iraqis.
According to the profile (2002), Jalal had a vision for change in the way the country was to be governed. However, his idea of change is characterized not by aggression, but through empowering the citizens socially and economically. By so doing, the country will achieve great strides since the contribution of everyone is key to success. His main target is provision of socio-economic empowerment to the citizens and enable them participate in the governance of their country. Just like President Obama, Jalal has realized that Iraq as a country is devoid of any troubles; trouble is within the people. Therefore, by changing the attitudes of the people, Jalal aims at propelling the country to great heights.
Bad leadership was the disease that had plagued Iraq for so long. Leadership based on a minority whose agenda was selfish led to marginalization of the rest of the nation. The government was in power but lacked the support of the citizens owing to the absence of representation. Thus instead of support, the government received opposition. However, with the support of the US, Jalal plans to built a government based on the people in order to enable the citizens achieve full potential (The white house, 2009).
His main agenda was alliance for the improvement of the lives of Iraqi. His vision of an Iraq with infrastructure, food security and ample social amenities was led to his believe that those who were ready to better the lives of Iraqis were allies, regardless of creed (Associated Press, 2002). He is also vocal and active regarding the welfare of the Iraqis especially in matters relating to medical care and nutrition. Obama is optimistic that through sustained economic cooperation between Iraq and America is central to the liberation of the Iraqis. In an assurance to the president Jalal, Obama reiterated that the US was still committed to securing a safe and peaceful Iraq (Associated press, 2002).
By condemning the injustices upon the Iraqi people, Jalal recognizes the struggles facing the people of Iraq. Subsequently, he does not give up at all in spite of any set backs. The numerous and fatal attacks on the people of Iraq have only made him stronger. As observed during the struggles for human rights in the 1930s, the Black Americans became stronger with increasing opposition from the White majority. Similarly, Jalal has not stopped fighting for the liberation forty years after he set out to defend the right of the Iraqis.
In an interview, Jalal expressed optimism that the without the setbacks being expressed and with support of the human rights watchdogs, Iraq was going to achieve its goals. Thus, he called unto the UN to uphold the oil-for-food program, which is neccsary for survival of the Iraqis during the reconstruction (Talabani, 2009). As a result, Jalal resembles the human rights champions like Dr. King who placed the interests of people before the search for a better life. By ensuring that all the steps made contribute to improvement of the lives of all his followers, Jalal has won the hearts of many admirers and supporters.