An ode to the Iraqi Mother

Opinion Mar 22, 2021 1 min read

How many times were your homes raided? 
How many times did you have to comfort us while being surrounded by these monsters?

American occupation forces raiding Iraqi houses

Only a few years into the genocidal US led war on Iraq 11% of the women were widowed. Millions of women had to find ways to provide for whole families in a war torn nation.

Iraqi woman holds on a truck while waiting for food supplies to be distributed by the Iraqi army

How many wombs were contaminated by their depleted uranium?

Iraqi child born with birth defects due to the use of the United States' use of depleted uranium

Dear mothers,

It is your strength that made us survive the insufferable circumstances. And it is your love and strength that will make the wounds of this nation heal.

Iraqi woman holding her kids
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