Monday, April 07, 2003

The Saddest Thing Of All
'Her father Najem Khalaf stood beside her corpse. And I shall try to write what he and his family said in exactly the order they said it. I shall try because I hope it will better convey the bewilderment and horror that broke on one Iraqi household yesterday... It has been one of the saddest episodes I have ever witnessed in my 26 years reporting for this newspaper."

This is an effective piece of journalism but it seems to me there would be so much more impact if it was filmed and then edited to express the full drama, grief and sadness of the tragedy.

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