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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Picture of the Day - 3

When I was a little kid, my dad went in for some minor surgery. I was too small to know what was going on, but I remember seeing him in that hospital bed in the gown, so weak. I was so scared.

33 years later, I still remember that.

(A boy stands beside his father who was injured by a roadside bomb attack in the town of Khalis, October 19, 2006. REUTERS Helmiy al-Azawi.)


  • I have a vivid memory of visiting my Godfather while he was dying when I was really little and my Dad was badly burned once and came home with his face swathed in bandages. Both were terrifying. It must be worse to have it happen when you have to go back out on the violent streets.

    By Anonymous Libby, at 8:58 PM  

  • Anyone laying odds that this kids grows up to really love America?

    By Blogger Troll Watcher, at 9:03 PM  

  • Responding to both, he'll probably join a militia for protection, starting with small things like spotting and smuggling and planting IEDs, growing up to being a footsoldier.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:44 PM  

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