This picture of the statue below was made by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad. This artist was so grateful that the Americans liberated his country, he melted 3 of the fallen Saddam heads and made a memorial statue dedicated to the American soldiers and their fallen comrades. Kalat worked on this night and day for several months.
To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms. It is currently on display outside the palace that is now home to the 4th Infantry division. It will eventually be shipped and shown at the memorial museum in Fort Hood, Texas.
Do you know why we don't hear about this in the news? Because it is heart warming and praise worthy. The media avoids it because it is not NEGATIVE and it does not have the shock effect that a flashed breast or the controversy of politics does. But we can do something about it. We can pass this along to as many people as we can in honor of all our many brave military personnel who are making a difference. Thank you!!