An Iraqi boy mourns for a youth killed by a blast in the Iraqi city of Basra, 550 km (342 miles) south of Baghdad March 26, 2006. A 14-year-old student was killed and two others wounded by a bomb planted in front of a school in Basra, police said.
26 Mar 2006 REUTERS/Atef Hassan
No it's not a re-make of the old Mutual of Omaha commercial from the 70s. (All of this death twists my sense of humor into knots, but my heart's in the right place, believe me) Point is, how many of us State-side claim to be "numb" to all of the Iraqi death and dying? If you laughed at my joke, it's time for a gut check... Me, I beg to differ. Every fatality, every lost limb, every orphan and every widow takes a little something out of me, out of US... It's times like these when polygamy becomes necessary and correct, unlike the gratuitous kind you see on HBO these days. Here's another picture from Iraq which I grabbed long ago, which is why I have no caption or credit for it. Operation Iraqi Liberation in all it's glory: -AT