Before now poetry has taken notice
Of wars, and what are wars but politics
Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody?
from "Build Soil"
Robert Frost

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Speaking of Pictures...

This is easily my favorite shot from the trip so far:

These fathers are waiting in line to bring their children to see the doctor in Sayafiyah, Iraq. The entire area was under al-Qaeda control until just recently, and the only medicine available was on the black market and difficult to obtain.

Look for other shots in this series soon at The Long War Journal.


  1. Fathers caring for their children - gives us all something in common. Truly a beautiful photo.

  2. Anonymous20/2/08 06:32

    Lots of fantastic pics and stories! I've had to do some catching up on your blog. You've been beaucoup busy! Respects, Solo

  3. Great shot TD. It must be very gratifying for you to witness scenes like this after your most arduous deployment in Al Anbar. Thanks.

  4. All I can think to say is: Beautiful!

  5. Beautiful and very moving, and please excuse my ignorance, but...where are the women?