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Friendship in Defiance of War


Friendship in Defiance of War

Kathy Kelly

Before making their home in Damascus, Gabe Huck and Theresa Kubasak had regularly visited Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, where they developed lasting friendships and deepened cultural awareness. Iraq was steadily deteriorating under thirteen years of U.S./UN imposed economic sanctions. Despite iron clad determination by U.S. policy makers to isolate Iraq, Gabe and Theresa repeatedly challenged the economic sanctions by carrying medicines and medical relief supplies to Iraqi children, families and hospitals.


Great writing. Great reporting. But we would expect nothing less from Kathy Kelly. Very touching and embarrassing quote of the 16-year-old. What makes her any different indeed?