President Bush met with a group of Iraqi-Americans and free Iraqis April 4 -- many of whom fled torture and persecution in Iraq and now live in the United States. Some of their stories are presented here, on video.
Mrs. Esra Naama - Escaping from Iraq
Esras father was a colonel in the Iraqi army and one of the instigators of the 1991 uprising against Saddam Hussein in Southern Iraq. After the uprising failed, Esra fled Iraq with her mother and four siblings, not knowing the fate of her father.
Ms. Zainab Al-Suwaij - A Brutal Regime
Born in Southern Iraq, Zainab was 20 years old when she joined the 1991 uprising against Hussein in Karbala. During the revolt, Zainab explored the city jail and saw firsthand the instruments of torture used by the Iraqi regime.