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May 31, 2007

Child Seeks Protection Behind One of Our Soldiers

Potent symbols: Iraqi boy shelters behind U.S. soldier
Chicago Tribune

It’s a picture of the scene after a bombing in Baghdad yesterday. Adding to the chaos of the bombing which killed at least 21 people and injured at least 66 was a shooter, maybe targeting people in the crowd.

Amid all the Iraqis who are running from the gunfire was a U.S. soldier, standing tall, perhaps looking in the direction of the gunshots, not apparently looking for cover.

An Iraqi boy seeks shelter behind the soldier, a member of the 82nd Airborne Division.

Wild Thing's comment..........

The boy knows who will not kill him but will save him. This must disappoint the wishes of the cut and run crowd, to see one of our very brave soldiers standing tall and the child knowing where he can get behind him to be safe. God bless all our troops!!

Posted by Wild Thing at May 31, 2007 12:55 AM


Now why won't they show this on tv?
We aren't the terrorists--
Remember, it's the children that we lead us into the future.
We HAVE to save them.

Posted by: Lynn at May 31, 2007 06:23 AM

What a classic picture. It will not see the light of day in the MSM. It defeats their anti-American agenda.

Posted by: TomR at May 31, 2007 12:43 PM

An American doing what an American does, protecting the innocent with their own body. This photo doesn''t demean that precious soldier, so it will not make it to Fox, CNN or the alphabet networks.

Posted by: Jack at May 31, 2007 03:10 PM

C'mon, honey, you know the reason they won't show this on tv. It's BECAUSE we're not the terrorists.
They're treating the war in Iraq the same way they treated the war in Vietnam. They can't admit they're wrong about Iraq, because maybe--just maybe--that might cause someone to reevaluate what they said about Vietnam, too.

It is just REMOTELY possible that this might make it to Fox. That's why Hollywood claims Fox is a right-wing nutcase network.

Posted by: Trish at May 31, 2007 06:15 PM

Lynn, I agree this is horrible that the media will not show this kind of thing to American's. We know why, but still it angers me every time I have to think of how they keep the public from seeing things like this.

Thank you Lynn so much for your being here and your comments.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 31, 2007 11:51 PM

Tom that is so true, it sure does defeat the anti-American agenda.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 31, 2007 11:51 PM

Jack well said, that is exactly gave me goosebumps when I saw it, the marvelous soldier and the child knowing where he could be safe fast.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 31, 2007 11:53 PM