Remembering Iraq

While most readers of 7WD are going on about business as usual, things are not so great in Iraq. Have a look at this photo roundup from the Big Picture for a stark reminder.

Woman with dead child

This has been especially on my mind as I have offered pastoral care to the aunt of a solider who recently died there. We are fighting an enormously costly war, and for what? History will not be kind to the Bush administration, I’m afraid. In the meantime, the rest of us should pray for Iraq and its people and all those who are working for peace. As long as we keep ignoring what’s happening, the war will continue. It’s time to pay attention to Iraq and Afghanistan, and to ask our government leaders to do the same.

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