When I saw the video clip of Ali Ismaeel Abbas who was critically wounded after a missile struck his home in Baghdad, I wept. This twelve year Iraqi old boy lost both his arms and suffered severe burns on his body. He was such a sorry sight.
Now there are stumps where his arms were and his torso is gory spectacle of burnt flesh and skin. He also lost his parents, brother and two sisters in the attack three weeks ago.
Ali did not do anything to deserve such injuries. He will be scarred for life, physically and psychologically. The recovery will be painful and slow. I am certain they are more children, and adults, who have suffered similar fate during the weeks of bombardment of Iraqi cities.
This war may have liberated the Iraqis, according to the USA, but it surely did not do any good to Ali and the thousands of civilians who were killed or are maimed for life. Perpetrators of this war should be punished for crimes against humanity. It is not worth it when even one innocent life is lost. Life is precious. Say NO to war!
Note: Ali’s photo have been removed.