For My First Post, As Way of Introduction…

I would like to turn over the first post of my blog to Ross Caputi of the Justice for Fallujah Project…please, please watch both of these videos to gain some background on and knowledge of the situation facing the families and children of Fallujah, from someone who can speak the truth from personal experience, and say it so, so much more eloquently than I ever could:

This is a story that needs to be told. We need to witness and we need to scream it across this entire country, and the world.

I will post whatever updates and any news items about Fallujah and the babies that I can find on this blog, and hope to compile a history of what already has been done.  The focus of this blog will be what is now being done, and what still needs to be done.  I ask my friends to spread the word…write to your newspapers, or congressmen…whatever you can do.  Subscribe to this blog, like  the Justice for Fallujah Project on facebook , tweet and re-tweet posts. Write in with ideas, all efforts to help are welcomed and appreciated…and needed.  Please, and



Fallujah: The Lost Generation

I somehow missed watching this 2011 film by the amazing journalist Feurat Alani, until I saw it on Facbook. It documents everything that I have been trying to say on this blog for years. Thank you Feurat, and Dr. Samira Alani for sharing. I want everyone to see! To see that US weapons of mass destruction caused so much harm, and continue to do so.  I can only hope, that some day, there is restitution. Reparations. Acknowledgement.

My husband works with native Hawaiians, in documenting their culture and history, which includes colonization. There is a word in Hawaiian that means responsibility. Kuleana. I have taken it on as my kuleana to keep on writing about what the US did to Iraqis, especially Iraqis in Fallujah, until they take it on. I won’t rest…

More Babies. There Are Always More Babies…

More pictures, More babies.

I wonder what the reaction would be in the US to pictures like these. Pictures from ONE HOSPITAL in ONE CITY. A city that we happened to have bombed heavily.  What if that tables were turned? What would be the reaction, the outcry?

These innocent babies are the product of Bush’s war. Don’t make him a hero now…

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When Will There be Justice for the Babies?

I haven’t updated this blog in a while. Not because there haven’t been any babies, there are always the babies.  Thanks so much to the brave doctor(s) who maintain(s) the Birth Defects in Fallujah Facebook and Twitter accounts. Without his or her or their documentation we wouldn’t know. I wish there were something I could DO about it…at the very least I try to help them to spread the news.

This is not right…

This is just one of the babies that has been born since I last updated this blog. Here are some others:


I think of these babies often. I hope that someday the world changes and we elect leaders with compassion and a conscience.  I don’t know what else to do except pray for that, and post pictures of the babies.

More Babies in Fallujah

I encourage anyone reading this blog to follow Fallujah Birth Defects on twitter – @FDefects. I am posting some of their recent pictures below. That all of these babies were born in Fallujah in just the past few weeks just doesn’t seem right. How many more babies have to suffer?  I am sickened and saddened that I live in a country that caused this and won’t take any responsibility for it. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. But I am sorry. All I can do is help them to show the world. We can all do that…