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Thursday, May 05, 2005

This picture speaks for itself



[Hat Tip: Minh-Duc]

Update: Read the story behind this picture from the photographer. [Hat Tip: Lisa, NY]

10 Comments:

Blogger dcat said...

How sad for this innocent child!

May 05, 2005 3:07 pm  
Blogger Goesh said...

so much for the notion that US forces are nothing but vicious killers. I bet that solider is crying his eyes out.

May 05, 2005 5:20 pm  
Blogger Lisa, New York said...

Read this, from the photographer who took the photo, for background on the incident.

Little Girl

The soldier's name is Major Mark Bieger. The little girl was still alive while he was rushing her to an American support hospital (he wanted her to have the best care) and he kept stopping to talk to her and comfort her. That was when this photo was taken. Unfortunately, she didn't survive. The suicide bombers had struck a Stryker while 20+ children were standing around it.

May 05, 2005 5:38 pm  
Anonymous CandoPeace said...

There are few heroes in war, only countless innocent victims who suffer unbelievable pain and grief. As an individual I have begun doing all I can to bring it to an end. I am not being naive about this.

May 05, 2005 6:05 pm  
Blogger Ahmad said...

Lisa,
Thank you for the link. I thought she was dead and the soldier was sobbing!

Nonetheless, this picture should've been on a front page or something.

May 05, 2005 6:15 pm  
Blogger jedati said...

This makes my heart ache so bad.

May 06, 2005 4:29 am  
Blogger dcat said...

The wife of this soldier came forward and she recognized him. She is on our news channel. The picture was shown on TV. He is a Fort Lewis Soldier from where I live. Washington State.

May 07, 2005 2:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, never use a soldiers' name. It is very dangerous.

May 18, 2005 6:37 pm  
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