28 March 2006
Another Orphaned Child In Iraq
VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH OR INJURY
Shad Mohammed, 6, is comforted by a neighbour after being wounded in an attack by insurgents which doctors said also killed both of her parents, in Baghdad March 27, 2006. A surge in violence in Iraq has claimed the lives of over 50 people in the past two days, including at least 30 army recruits at a base near the northern town of Mosul.
27 Mar 2006 REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz
I'm without speech as I look at her down-turned gaze. What can be said that makes any difference? "Sorry for your loss"? "Gecmis olsun"? "Chin-up, kid"?
By the way, who's the twit shedding crocodile tears over baby seals being clubbed to death and skinned alive up in Canada? Ahh, her name escapes me. Does it really amount to a hill of beans compared to this?
I'll take a thousand kicks in the crotch to see this orphan smile again, trade a million baby seals to give her the strength to overcome and be hopeful again for the future. -AT
Posted by IMA at 3/28/2006