I was watching my news show, Democracy Now!, and I learned of a school teacher named Bruce Wallace who had been in contact with an Iraqi school teacher named Nesreen. Bruce’s nephew was killed when one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed. He was looking for a productive outlet for his grief and found it in this project.
Through much research, he was able to connect with Nesreen and began conversing with her. He arranged for his students to start communicating with her students and now they share some of the things that they face on a daily basis — some of the things that we never think of, like explaining the dead body on the side of the road as you walk your son or daughter to school in the morning, or how your classmate won’t be back because she’s been kidnapped or killed.
Bush needs to be stopped before he decides to annex the middle east. The more noise we can make, the better off we’ll all (Americans and Iraqis alike) be.