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An ash-covered child hugs his father and looks away from a burning building.

From Robert Fisk.

That has to be one of the most powerful pictures I’ve seen so far about the war because it evokes the damage to generations. I must have stared at it for 3 or 4 minutes. Found via MeFi.

Published by Andy

Gay Hoosier Taurus INFJ ex-playwright pianist gymbunny published author in San Francisco.

4 replies on “Photo from Iraq”

  1. ONE OF THE MOST DAMING PICTURE OF THE VIET NAM WAR WON A PULITZER PRIZE .A VILLAGE HAD JUST BEEN MISTAKENLY NAPHAMED.A YOUNG NAKED GIRL WALKED DOWN THE ROAD IN SHOCK.THE BODY WAS NAKED AND LAYES OF SKIN HUNGED DOWN HER OUT STRECHED ARMS.THE TEARS AND TERROR WERE ONE .WHY WITH A COUNTRY THAT CAN DO SO MUCH GOOD FOR THE WORLD WHY DO WE CHOSE HURT THE POOR AND UNEDUCATED PEOPLES ON THE WORLD

  2. We’re still living with the damage from messes like Vietnam and Korea. Half a century later, and the North Koreans have gone from being a “police action” issue to a nuclear power. Imagine what an Iraq gone awry could be in 50 years.

  3. It’s too bad that this country is run by too many old men who think war will be like “Rambo.” If some of them had served in Vietnam they might know better.

    Thanks for posting this pic, Andy.

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