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Posted: 1/1/2007 4:52:12 PM EDT


See Snopes.

This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace,
now home to the 4th Infantry division.
It will eventually be shipped home
and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood , TX.

The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat,
who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of
bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad.

Kalat was so grateful for the Americans liberation
of his country;
he melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam
and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers and their fallen warriors

Kalat worked on this memorial night and day
for several months.

To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl
giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms.



Link Posted: 1/1/2007 4:53:34 PM EDT
[#1]
That is beautiful.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 4:54:45 PM EDT
[#2]
He made that shortly after the fall of Baghdad.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 4:55:41 PM EDT
[#3]
I'd forgotten.

Nice to know SOMEONE over there appreciates what we've done.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 4:58:44 PM EDT
[#4]
That's cool. Anyone know the exact location? I'd like a chance to see it in person.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 6:33:10 PM EDT
[#5]

Quoted:
I'd forgotten.

Nice to know SOMEONE over there appreciates what we've done.


No kidding. The media makes sure we don't hear much.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 6:44:11 PM EDT
[#7]
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 6:49:40 PM EDT
[#8]
Snopes?

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