Iraqi children draw the battle for the "new Iraq"

AFP photo

Caption: "Drawing by 11 year-old Saad Sabeeh. Supplied with pens, crayons, pencils and paper from New York City, children brought their experience of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" to life. Handout from the Puffin Foundation".

Notice the American soldier pointing the rifle at the dead bodies. What an impression for an 11-year-old to take away. But, hey, what do children know? Maybe it's Saddam's brainwashing at work.

I couldn't help but think of the recent case where a woman was convicted of rubbing hot french fries on a boy's face. The prosecuting attorney said that although "he suffered no serious physical injuries, 'we don't know what kind of emotional and psychological damage he's had'." If a child can have serious "emotional and psychological" damage from having french fries shoved in his face, imagine what a few exploding and bleeding bodies will do. Of course, the difference between the two children is that one is American... and the other isn't.

For more on the Puffin Foundation Iraq project, go here.

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