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General News    H2'ed 6/22/08

Iraqi Refugees, America's Shame

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As I was leaving the UN food distribution center in Damascus, Layla Atiya, the widow with seven children, touched my arm. “Can you tell me one thing?,” she pleaded. “Why did America do this to us? What did we do to America to make her hate us so?”

I had no words to answer, only tears.

Medea Benjamin (medea@globalexchange.org) is cofounder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange. If you would like to support Iraqi refugees, you can send a donation to the Collateral Repair Project through www.codepinkalert.org

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Medea Benjamin is the cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK: Women for Peace and author of Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection. 

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