Did anyone hear about this?
Has CNN been covering this 24 hours? Has there been an investigation to find out what group was behind these terrorist attacks? Where are the Muslim leaders who condemn terrorism?
In Iraq, sweet promise struck down
Family recounts day when son and 25 other children died
The boy seized the opportunity of being sent to fetch the mats to run outside the house. He met up with his friends by the American Humvees, but came home crying five minutes later, his sister said. "He came back saying, 'The Americans were giving out candy and they didn't give me any,' " his father said.
Hamza headed indoors, where his sister demanded that he eat breakfast, she recalled. I'll be right back, he told her, and ran outside, through a side door to bypass his father.
"We all heard a big boom, and the metal came flying," Khuzai said Monday.
"I ran inside the house, saying, 'Where's Hamza?' "
Khuzai ran down the street, toward the smoke and dust.
He found the bodies of Karrar, Muhammed, Abbas and Ali, surrounded by their bicycles.
Hamza lay among them, face down, a hole blown into his side. His right arm hung by the skin. White showed through his dangling right leg.
Khuzai ran home with him. "They said he was still alive," Khuzai said, and shook his head.
The oldest child killed was a 13-year-old with Down syndrome, residents of al-Khalij said. The youngest injured was a 4-day-old infant cut by flying glass, news reports said.
The children were among at least 1,500 Iraqi civilians killed by attacks since Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari's government took office April 28. But it was not Iraq's deadliest bombing of the week; a suicide bombing south of Baghdad on Saturday killed more than 100 Iraqis, mostly civilians, when it blew up a nearby fuel tanker.
In a 110-degree-plus summer in Baghdad, with wartime water outages, electricity shortages, gas lines again stretching from the pumps through neighborhoods and across the spans of highway overpasses, kidnappings, killings and bombings, and a government struggling to secure the country, the killing of 26 children quickly became al-Khalij's tragedy alone.
Hamza's father reflected on the silence, and recalled the bombings in London on July 7, which killed at least 56 people, including the bombers. "What happened in England drew condemnation from all the presidents and kings of the world. But when all our children here are gone, not even an Arab leader says a word," Khuzai lamented Monday. In the neighborhood, black funeral banners hung on front gates, sometimes two or more, for each dead child within.
Yet to hear a request from Mr. Bush or Blair for a moment of silence in memory of 25 dead CHILDREN..... or any Muslim countries, or any Muslim leaders who were the first in condemning London attacks...
Prayers for the children and their familes......
Whatever happened to humanity?
Another PROOF that these terrorists lack any humanity whatsover and love death more than our love of life. They're never getting the heaven they think they've earned...... with the blood of 26 innocent children.....