Friday, Mar. 19, 2010

July 2005
Child's Play?

"I hope we come back."

Ayad al-Sirowly, an injured Iraqi boy who was brought to the U.S. for medical treatment, upset that he has to return to his home country, quoted in The New York Times

Al-Sirowiy was disfigured when his cow set off an American cluster bomb, driving shrapnel into his face and blinding him in one eye. After a retired law professor in Miami read about the 13-year-old boy, he arranged to have him brought to the United States for treatment. Ayad and his father, Ali, were flown to New York in July of 2005, and spent two weeks getting treatment and taking in the sights, including the Pentagon, Congress, the Empire State Building and a Wal-Mart ("It was bigger than my village," the father quipped).