Thursday, December 07, 2006

Children in Iraq

This is just two of hundreds of pictures of Iraqi children I have collected in the past few years. Every day another haunting image is posted by the news services. How can we as supposedly thinking and caring persons tolerate this constant reminder of how evil what is happening there has become?

This three year old girl was killed in "crossfire" between American troops and "insurgents." As the Iraqi bloggers at
Gorrilla's Guides are constantly reminding us, this child would not be dead if we weren't in Iraq.

There are many reasons for withdrawing American personnel. This is the best at the same time as the most tragic. We can't bring her back to life.

(Oh, and by the way Mr. Bush, this child died while you were "considering the options.")

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