Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Everything I needed to know I learned in kindergarten ... like how to build a roadside bomb

For anyone who thinks war doesn't have generational impacts we'll see for decades, a CNN story about a Baghdad kindergarten today should make you think twice.

"I'm going to bomb, bomb, bomb the school with everybody in it," says 5-year-old Omar Hussein, as he clutches a pink toy airplane.

Like all wars, the Iraq war is displacing and orphaning children, changing their lives forever and conceivably putting them in a crucial purgatory where they might go either way when a future moral decision must be made.

Today, a big UNICEF report says half of almost 4 million displaced Iraqis are children. And that number is growing faster than the world's ability to help.

1 comment:

Jill said...

And I am sure the United States will be taking care of these kids in one way or another for years.