I visited at least 50 schools all over Iraq.
These wonderful children greeted American soldiers at a school near Khanaqin close by the Iranian border.
The teachers could hardly contain the kids.
Iraqi kids love to talk with soldiers.
These kids have better school manners than I ever did!
Education is paramount in Iraq.
“Too much math!”
In this region, young girls and boys attend the same school.
Lost in a dream.
Missing a tooth?
Iraqi kids, showing they can count in English: I always felt like a movie star.
Some Iraqi girls are as confident as the boys.
Iraqi commanders consoling a child after an “event." From the news yesterday “Bomb in Khanaqin” I wonder how many of these children I may never laugh with again.
These children and their families are our allies.