this diary is dedicated to all who suffer because of war

with special love and honor for Cindy Sheehan and the residents of Camp Casey

image: The uncle (L) and father of Reuters journalist, Waleed Khaled, cry over his body at Baghdad’s Yarmouk hospital after he was shot dead in the Iraqi capital’s Al Ghazalea district August 28, 2005. Khaleed, a Reuters Television soundman, was shot dead in Baghdad on Sunday and a cameraman with him was wounded and then detained by U.S. soldiers. Iraqi police said they had been shot by U.S. forces. A U.S. military spokesman said the incident was being investigated.

cross-posted at DailyKos, Booman Tribune, European Tribune, and My Left Wing.

image and poem below the fold

from 11. Coffee & Dolls
by April Bernard

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking
for a narrative in which suffering makes sense.
I mean, the high wail of the woman holding her dead child,
the wail that filled the street. I mean the sudden
fatal blooms on golden skin. I mean the crack deaths,
I mean the ice-cream truck that cruised the alphabets
and sold crack to the same deedle-dee-dee tune as fudgsicles.
I mean the raw scabs of the beaten mastiff, and many other

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witness every day

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