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What a 6-Year-Old Iraqi Girl Would Ask the American Who Shot Her in the Head

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Posted on Oct 11, 2011

The organization No More Victims works with local communities to bring children injured in America’s wars to the U.S. for medical treatment—children like this inspirational little Iraqi girl who simply beams despite everything she has been through.

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By phidias, October 14, 2011 at 7:41 am Link to this comment

What courage in these young kids.

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By DontLoseTouch, October 13, 2011 at 5:33 pm Link to this comment
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This talk of “not supporting either of the corporate parties” is dangerous. Not because I disagree with the fact that neither party is suited for bringing this country out of crisis, but I think we all can agree that the worst possible outcome of 2012 would be the election of another Bush-like neo-con puppet. With the likes of the GOP currently running, we need to do absolutely everything we can to ensure they’re not given the helm, even if it means voting for the lesser Democrat evil.

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By GoyToy, October 13, 2011 at 7:28 am Link to this comment

This would not concern Oboma—he’s only concerned with the welfare of Malia and Sasha. During the December 2008 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli,Obama said he was worried about Hamas missiles raining down on Israeli children—and not a word about what people, including women and children, in Gaza were going through.

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By Fearless, October 13, 2011 at 7:26 am Link to this comment
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Shame on all of us for letting this senseless depravity happen over the past 10 years. OWS and Americans in general need to be more vocal about our disgusting foreign policy. Who cares if they start firing at us -better grown adults than little girls.

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By Not One More!, October 12, 2011 at 10:49 pm Link to this comment

What this provides is another reason not to support either of the 2 corporate parties. It is critical that we don’t give them our consent.

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By Wishingforsanity, October 12, 2011 at 9:15 am Link to this comment

NO CHILD ANYWHERE DESERVES THIS.  If I can watch this and it sends tears
streaming down my face, how is it that anyone with children could see this and NOT end
all of the unnecessary (which they all are) wars in the worl.d?  So along with Bush,
Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice, I would add Obama to the list of people that should be tied
to a chair and made to watch this over and over again until HE screams for mercy or at
least learns what mercy means. Obama has continued those wars. Obama has 2
children, both adorable girls just like this one. HOW CAN HE SLEEP AT NIGHT?
HOW DOES HE POSSESS A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE? How can he look at Malia and
Sasha and NOT stop the machine of madness and killing?  “Why did you shoot me? I
was just holding my doll. Why? Why?” I wish I could answer her, but all I can do is hang
my head in shame because I haven’t been vocal enough about protesting the wars. That
ends today.  I AM THE 99%. STOP THE MACHINE.

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By SarcastiCanuck, October 12, 2011 at 8:24 am Link to this comment
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Who are these men that shoot little girls holding thier dolls?What hatred can consume a man to do this?

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By Oceanna, October 12, 2011 at 5:33 am Link to this comment

It’s heartrending.  And so real.  Too real, of course, for the news.

In the meantime, the network of fabricators that brought us the Iraq War along
with its antecedent, the Perpetual War of Terrorism, persist in their fantasy and
myth-making.  Its images are all mixed together on the flat screens with heavy
doses of consumerism and pharmacopeia. 

We’re a declining and ailing country, mired in a denial that readily lends it
consent.

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By Billy Pilgrim, October 12, 2011 at 4:46 am Link to this comment

Bush and Cheney should be tied to a chair and made to
watch this over and over again until they scream for
mercy.

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By gerard, October 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm Link to this comment

War is so rotten!  We are so rotten for engaging in
wars! Why don’t we crawl up out of the gutter and reclaim our humanity? We would be so much better as a nation. And people could begin to trust us again.
Most of the 98% of us are sick of it.

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