Can't bearing witness
Did you see Iraq's Deadly Legacy on Dateline on SBS tonight? It will not leave me.
The atrocities left behind after the war in Iraq are heartbreaking. Babies born so deformed and forlorn that your soul tries to flee your body to go to them. They are reason alone for us to fear what war makes us all become.
The uranium left behind by tools of war caused this. Whatever was in Iraq that the US thought they needed to rid the world of could not be worse than this. They caused this. They took those children's real lives and gave them one full of pain and suffering. They etched the scars.
Oh children, please don't hate us.
LOML could not stand to watch, but I stayed, my face a waterfall of grief. To bear witness.
I saw your pain, sweet babies. I saw you.