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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Tony Blair said again on Monday, "Iraq is a better place now than before the war against Saddam."
Meanwhile Ba'ath or Sunni rebels triggered yet another car bomb against passing U.S. patrols.
Just one of five bombings in the last week and 140 people killed.
Here's the story of just one of those terrorist attacks.

"Whose God condones this action in His name ?"

(Photo courtesy of Michael Yon )

Isn't this pic is a powerful symbol of the utterly savage madness of terrorism ?

The soldier carrying the dying child is an American.
The dead child is an innocent victim from Mosul in Northern Iraq.
Oh, and an adult civilian Iraqi was also killed - and 15 civilians injured by this bomb.
The intended victims were the passing U.S. military patrol.
Yet this U.S. soldier shows compassion for a foreign dying child rescued from the debri.

And what of the brave terrorists ?
Do they slink away into the shadows satisfied with their work and at peace with their God ?

Thanks also to this blog where I first saw the pic

Who’s god indeed! Not any that I know of.
The image you posted stayed with me.
The “fight” should be for “peace!”

I Come and Stand at Every Door
I come and stand at every door
But no one hears my silent tread
I knock and yet remain unseen
For I am dead, for I am dead.

I'm only seven although I died
In Hiroshima long ago
I'm seven now as I was then
When children die they do not grow.

My hair was scorched by swirling flame
My eyes grew dim, my eyes grew blind
Death came and turned my bones to dust
And that was scattered by the wind.

I need no fruit, I need no rice
I need no sweet, nor even bread
I ask for nothing for myself
For I am dead, for I am dead.

All that I ask is that for peace
You fight today, you fight today
So that the children of this world
May live and grow and laugh and play.

-- Nazim Hikmet
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