Monday, July 07, 2008

victims of war

Two little Iraqi girls with one thing in common - they have both been injured by American munitions. One has a leg that may have to be amputated and the other had her skull blown off. They are on their way to the USA for treatment, not courtesy of the US Government but of one American who started . Cole Miller saw pictures of child victims of the US Armed Forces and decided that he had to do something about it. Since then he has managed to take many back to the States for treatment.

Watching those two little victims of war playing here in Amman with their fathers beside them just brings home yet again the madness of this world. I also met this evening some wonderful Japanese who are doing fantastic work with Iraqi victims in Zerqa; an American lady psychologist also working with Iraqis; an amazing Iraqi psychiatrist stuck in Jordan and some Jordanians. Amongst all the grief and tragedy there are some shining lights around. T


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