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We are those two Afghan children

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Two young Afghan boys herding cattle in Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan were mistakenly killed by NATO forces yesterday.

They were seven and eight years old.

Our globe, approving of "necessary or just war', thinks, "We expect this to happen occasionally."

Some say, "We're sorry."

Therefore today, with sorrow and rage, we the Afghan Peace Volunteers took our hearts to the streets.

We went with two cows, remembering that the two children were tending to their cattle on their last day.

We are those two children.

We want to be human again.


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Don't we see it? Don't we hear it?

All of nature, the cows, the grass, the hills and the songs, crave for us to be human again.

We want to get out of our seats of pride and presumption, and give a cry of resistance.

We want the world to hear us, the voice of the thundering masses.

"We're so tired of war."

"Children shouldn't have to live or die this way."

"This hurts like mad, like the mad hurt of seeing a child being caned while he's crying from hunger."

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Singaporean physician and a member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers
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