Episode 32 - "Goodnight, Baghdad"

Saif's final night in Baghdad.

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sayoof good luck in jordan..i've been there long a go, it was such a nice country, but i heared iraqi people changed it to the worst...well just make sure u visit jarash, al-3a8aba, and al-bara'....biltawfee8
Posted on: May 25, 2007

I hope you are one day able to return to Iraq and start your own Dentistry Practice Saif. Good luck in Jordan.
Posted on: May 25, 2007

Hey Saif .....Thats the lough which i do miss in you .... about the second lough while you where seaking by phone , its what i hate in you hehehehehehehehehehheheheh I really miss u my brother sooooooooo much wallah
Posted on: May 25, 2007

sad...
Posted on: May 25, 2007

Very poignant.
Posted on: May 25, 2007

Saif - you do look very handsome with your snazzy haircut!
Posted on: May 25, 2007

Good luck Saif. I am assuming you will also be seeing Noor, she's in Jordan too, right? Though I could just be remembering things wrong. Good luck in Jordan and good luck with your future. You're haircut looks good :-)
Posted on: May 25, 2007

Bittersweet! Saif you look so handsome with the new haircut. I'm sure Noor was pleased to see you :) You cracked me up with your little suitcase trick. It is shocking that Iraqis are waiting so long in line for gasoline in such an oil rich country. How is this possible??? Have a good weekend Hometown Baghdad staff :) Peace.
Posted on: May 25, 2007

Mike, BTW, I saw something similar about the children the other day on CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/05/22/iraq.children/index.html Incredibly sad. These children are almost the same age as my youngest son.
Posted on: May 25, 2007

Alas, Saif, what can I say? Best wishes and best luck to you. I feel bad about all this. I guess you are not working as a dentist now eh? You do look good with that haircut. I loved the thing with the suitcase!:P
Posted on: May 25, 2007

Thank you all.
Posted on: May 26, 2007

I am so glad that you are going to be safe . I understand why you would leave . I can also see how your government would expect some pay back for your education , but to stay three more years in Baghdad would be something akin to living on death row at this point . That was a life or death decision you had to make. I know you would have rather been home in Baghdad getting your certificate. God bless you and your friends and family. Peace Billie
Posted on: May 27, 2007

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Posted on: May 27, 2007

Shako mako! Saif, Adel and boys, I hope this isn't the last we see of you all! I have been eagerly watching all your videos since you started. Please keep HOMETOWN BAGHDAD going.
Posted on: May 27, 2007

Saif what will you do in Jordan? Will you stay or go to another country? What about work? Will you be able to work as a dentist? Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
Posted on: May 27, 2007

Hi everyone, I wish we could keep HTB going. But we were only able to film a limited amount with our amazing cast and crew. It was too dangerous to continue filming indefinitely. But this isn't the last you'll hear from any of us!!
Posted on: May 27, 2007

I am praying for the farewell of all the Iraqi people who don't believe in strapping bombs to themselves to kill the innocent etc. All the Iraqis who are good at heart and have normal God fearing souls like me will be delivered from this testing. Our entire existence is meant to test our God given souls on this earth and as long as we believe in good over evil I hope and pray that everyone in the end will be saved. I can't imagine all the horrors that you have to experience in Baghdad on a daily basis, I'm an American citizen in Oregon who prays for all of you living in Baghdad to be protected from all the horrific events that unfortunately happen everyday. I can't even imagine witnessing all those tragedies that occur to you all who are being caught in the crossfire. I sincerely pray for your wellbeing. God/ Allah be with you. I love you all. May you be delivered from this testing. Praise God.
Posted on: May 28, 2007

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Posted on: May 28, 2007

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Posted on: May 29, 2007

Thanks for gibving us this site. I havnt been to Baghdad for five years and for you to show me a little bit of baghdad is unbelivable. Good Luck Saif.. I hope ur find all the happiness in Jordan that you and all the Iraq people deserve.. U r trult an insperation to all the young Iraqi's.. When you get settled in Jordan let us know how your doing. Thanks Hiba UK
Posted on: June 14, 2007

hi all i'm a lebaneses journalist, my name is Lélia just wantes to tell you how great these videos are, and how deep is my sympathy for your sufferings and your will to survive in such a hostile environnement we in Lebanon are going through pretty much the same, not at the same scale of course, but we know now what terrorism means keep up the good work
Posted on: June 18, 2007


  1. Brains on Campus

  2. The Dentist

  3. Forbidden Salad

  4. Powerless

  5. Songs of Pain

  6. Abdullah Leaves

  7. Symphony of Bullets

  8. Last Resort

  9. Iraqis Shooting Each Other

  10. Mentally F'ed Up

  11. Saif Heart Noor

  12. Exams

  13. Hidden Camera

  14. Barbwire

  15. Kiss and Tell

  16. Across The River

  17. Hubbly Bubbly

  18. Anger Pain Death Madness

  19. Security

  20. Liberation

  21. My Best Friend Zaid

  22. Sick of This

  23. Iraqi Man

  24. Troops

  25. The Palace Maid

  26. Beggar At the Gate

  27. Market Boom

  28. Tickets & Popcorn

  29. Nothing But Guitar

  30. Over Here and Over There

  31. City on the Sea

  32. Goodnight, Baghdad

  33. Out of War

  34. Back to Baghdad

  35. Trouble finds Its way

  36. Zaghareet

  37. One of Thousands

  38. Jimi Hendrix