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The Tale of the Bloodied Soldier

I was once asked to talk at a local political meeting about the impact of sanctions on the civilians of Iraq. Amongst the audience I noticed a man with a military bearing and clipped white moustache who looked distinctly out of place. Intrigued, I sought him out when the meeting was over and asked him what had prompted him to come. He replied that he was not really interested in politics but he had a great affection for Iraq. This was his story: Continue reading »

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