Thursday, May 04, 2006

The victims of war...

Saleh lost an eye, his right hand, and most of the fingers on his left hand in a bomb explosion in Baghdad almost two years ago. Yesterday in Baghdad authorities found the bodies of 37 people shot to death in six different locations, and in Fallujah 17 were killed by a suicide bomber.

Photo: Deanne Fitzmaurice / Chronicle (Courtesy of Truthout)


This is a difficult photo to look at. Conjures up images of innocent people caught up in the tragedy of war. Unfortunately, the sanitized version of the war that we get in the newspapers rarely shows the human suffering involved. One is left to wonder what Saleh will think of America when he grows up.