“There’s culture shock, and then there’s the culture shock of moving to a country that started a war in your home.”
March 23, 2009 6:49 PM Subscribe
"The war has uprooted 4.7 million people from their homes. So where are they?"
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With the election of Obama and the economic crisis, the topic of Iraq has fallen by the wayside. As hard as things may be right now, Iraqis
have been going through far worse for years now. If you're curious about what they have to say
, hear them tell it in their own words. Iraqi Refugee Stories.
Lest we also forget the war's toll on soldiers: The Life and Lonely Death of Noah Pierce.
If you're asking, "What can I do about any of this?" Go here.
And if you feel you can't manage to do any of that, then be good to yourself, and your neighbors. Go out of your way to do one nice thing for someone, or challenge one of the preconceptions you might have about someone else. You don't have to save the world, but you can at try least make it just a little nicer than it was.
If you know any Iraqis affected by the war (or have worked closely with them yourself), or even know of some through someone else, encourage them to share their stories here.