The Unmentionable Sorrows of War

Comes now the New York Times, with a story of one of the unmentionable sorrows of unjust war — the fate of Iraqis gone missing during the war.

Thousands of Iraqis have gone missing during this war, most likely killed by someone.  The nation has few resources to help people search for loved ones.  There are thousands of bodies buried anonymously, and no database to help match them to reports of missing persons.

From the article, it doesn’t sound like the United States government isn’t doing much to help heal this sorrow.  That disinterest is itself a tragedy, albeit not a particular surprise.  Americans who love war are rarely interested in the details of the collateral damage.

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