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.