that’s why we’re fighting

So Iraqi mothers have the freedom to speak out, so Iraqi sons are no longer dragged from their homes, so Iraqi daughters can grow up and not have to look forward to this:

Our request is justified, death was our daily bread and a million Iraqi mothers were expecting death to knock on their doors at any second to claim someone from their families.
Your face doesn’t look strange to me at all; I see it everyday on endless numbers of Iraqi women who were struck by losses like yours.

Our fellow country men and women were buried alive, cut to pieces and thrown in acid pools and some were fed to the wild dogs while those who were lucky enough ran away to live like strangers and the Iraqi mother was left to grieve one son buried in an unfound grave and another one living far away who she might not get to see again.

Read the rest here.

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~ by wildeyedwonder on August 15, 2005.

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