This is one of the most heartbreaking photographs I have ever seen. I can’t even think of a coherent post to go along with it, just some thoughts that ran through my mind. The US is spending hundreds of billions of dollars to gain some kind of control over the Iraqi political structure and the oil fields. I wonder how much it would cost to perhaps build an irrigation system so these people could grow enough food to survive, But no. There is no return on an investment like that. Maybe if oil is discovered under this barren, hellish wasteland, people like this might have a chance. Probably won’t happen. It is just so sad.