Occupying army loses Iraqi child

I just found this incredibly sad article about an eleven-year-old Iraqi boy named Memmon al-Maliki who was injured in a munitions blast in April 2003. His parents gave him to the care of the British authorities, who promised to take him to a field hospital and take care of him. They never saw him again and no one seems to know what happened to him. The Brits say he was transferred to an American hospital in Kuwait, but the Americans say they don’t have him now and maybe never did.

It sounds like the child may simply have died as the result of his injuries, but if so, in whose custody did he die and where is his body?

I never wanted to go to war in the first place. This is just another failure from the so-called liberation of Iraq.

One thought on “Occupying army loses Iraqi child

  1. Justin September 4, 2010 / 10:45 am

    Sh*t happens in a war. And a lot of it doesn’t get reported.

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