Although these children are playing happily, as long as their country is under assault, their situation can never be secure.  “In the six months he spent in combat in Iraq in 2003, [conscientious objector Kevin] Benderman said, he was badly shaken by what he witnessed. He saw a young Iraqi girl with her arm horribly burned and blackened, standing helplessly on a roadside as Benderman's convoy rushed past.” From “Breaking Ranks to Shun War,” by David Zucchino, LA Times, 2/7/05
Copyright 2005 Leslie Hope