March 20, 2008

Iraq's lost generation

In the final instalment of Ghaith Abdul-Ahad's series of films to mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, he travels to an orphanage in Sadr city, where children speak of their hatred of America. A generation of Iraqi children have been radicalised and anti-westernised by the war.I watched this video intently. My heart breaks for the children I saw. Such fear - too much to face.I was orphaned at ten years old. I KNOW how it FEELS.No child should suffer as these children do - I can tell you that.

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