I want to offer my deep personal condolences to you and the IFTU. This was certainly shocking and saddening. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Hadi Salih I have heard from David Bacon and others that he was a courageous and wise leader.
Iraq will need that kind of leadership to move toward a progressive secular society. I trust that other courageous and wise leaders will step forward to take his place, and that this brutal attack will not stop the labor movement’s work. Nonetheless, this is a loss to all of us in the world who fight for peace and justice.
Co-Convenor US Labor Against the War