Originally Posted by Emy4cats
but to me this message this guy was sending is "hey kids the Americans are the reason your parents have died lets build this monument."
In all the interviews that I've seen with people from the middle east, their comments are consistent. It's not the American people that they don't like, it was our government. This is symbolic against Bush, not the American people.
I'd not seen the 5 million orphans due to the war figure before. That is mind-boggling. If that number is even vaguely true, I can see why orphans would support the symbolism.