Monday, December 19, 2005

And this is why I know we're the "good guys"

With all the torture allegations and Abu Ghraib and all that, it's nice to read an article like this.

Iraqi Boy Gets Heart Operation in New York.

NEW YORK — An 11-year-old boy from Iraq underwent heart surgery
Monday in New York, the first of four ailing children who will be treated this
week after their families sought help from the U.S. military.

Wsam Rabea was vulnerable to sudden death from a heart problem until the
early morning operation by Dr. Samuel Weinstein, director of pediatric heart
surgery at the Children's Hospital of Montefiore Medical Center, officials
said. Wsam and the three other Iraqi children arrived in New York on
Friday with their fathers in what the hospital is calling "Operation Iraqi

The children's families were among 60 who had sought help from the American
military's Civic Assistance Command in Baghdad. With help from the service group
Rotary International . . . [it was] arranged for the children to be
taken from Baghdad to Amman for treatment, and it was determined that several
children with life-threatening defects needed surgery in the United States.
Weinstein plans to operate on two boys, ages 6 and 14, on Tuesday and a
12-year-old girl on Wednesday.

Very touching, but who here thinks that this will recieve even half of the attention Abu Ghraib did?

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin is on this, too. Here's her post about it - you can also donate to the program here.