Iraqi boy is headed back home

Iraqi boy is headed back home

There are 8 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from May 28, 2008, titled Iraqi boy is headed back home. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

The young Iraqi boy who came to West Michigan for life-saving surgery is headed back home.

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Since: Nov 07

Lafayette, CO

#3 May 29, 2008
why must we always be reaching out to the world, when we have so many hurting people eight here in our own country.
Gail in Wyoming

Canton, MI

#4 May 29, 2008
Fueling Embers wrote:
why must we always be reaching out to the world, when we have so many hurting people eight here in our own country.
A part of me agrees with what you have said. On the other side of the coin, our military that is over there trying to make things better for the women and children made an honorable move to go above and beyond to help this young boy. I applaud them.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#6 May 29, 2008
Gail in Wyoming wrote:
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A part of me agrees with what you have said. On the other side of the coin, our military that is over there trying to make things better for the women and children made an honorable move to go above and beyond to help this young boy. I applaud them.
Amen, Gail. I agree that more should be done for our own people, but this is the best diplomacy that our nation can get, when our military shows time and again how much they care for people. That's why the opposition in Iraq hates someting like this so much.

“November 12th, 2011”

Since: Nov 07

up a tree

#7 May 29, 2008
When I think of the substandard care that our vets from previous wars get, seeing propaganda like this makes me angry. We have to take care of our own first. I for one disagree with trying to win the heart and minds of our enemies. I can think of no instance where it has worked. Just my opinion.
Rusty

Grandville, MI

#8 May 30, 2008
MIbowhunter wrote:
When I think of the substandard care that our vets from previous wars get, seeing propaganda like this makes me angry. We have to take care of our own first. I for one disagree with trying to win the heart and minds of our enemies. I can think of no instance where it has worked. Just my opinion.
That boy did not ask to come here for treatment. He is not asking for US citizenship. He is just a boy who got hurt in a war that our military is involved in. My guess is that the people responsible for this boy coming here for care did this out of the kindness of their hearts, not for political gain. They were acting as individuals, not as any specific government organization. To those who complain that this boy received preferential treatment over someone in this country, what is stopping you from doing something similar for someone here? Instead of just complain about things, do something about it.

When was the last time you stopped by a vets facility and just chatted with someone there? What have you done lately for a vet? I'm going to guess probably not much. If I'm wrong i apologize but if I'm right then either get off your butt and do something about it or quick complaining.
Rusty

Grandville, MI

#9 May 30, 2008
Fueling Embers wrote:
why must we always be reaching out to the world, when we have so many hurting people eight here in our own country.
So what have you done lately to help the hurting people here in this country? Have you volunteered your time or services?..donated any money lately? If not then you really shouldn't be criticizing people who are trying to help others regardless of what part of the world they live.
Gail in Wyoming

Canton, MI

#10 May 30, 2008
MIbowhunter wrote:
When I think of the substandard care that our vets from previous wars get, seeing propaganda like this makes me angry. We have to take care of our own first. I for one disagree with trying to win the heart and minds of our enemies. I can think of no instance where it has worked. Just my opinion.
If you are worried about our veterans, then you should do something about it. Our local Veteran's Assistance Office at 349 S. Division in Grand Rapids needs some food items for their food bank, which is running low. Please drop off some food for our veterans.
Gail in Wyoming

Canton, MI

#11 May 30, 2008
Fueling Embers wrote:
why must we always be reaching out to the world, when we have so many hurting people eight here in our own country.
If you are worried about our hurting people, then you should do something about it. Our local Veteran's Assistance Office at 349 S. Division in Grand Rapids needs some food items for their food bank, which is running low. Please drop off some food for our veterans.

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