Monday, March 17, 2008

Your Call 031808 Coming Home

The Iraq war has had a transformative and sometimes devastating effect on communities. In Iraq, entire neighborhoods have been destroyed by bombing and street fighting; and even when the houses remain standing, in many places, a whole new group of people now lives in them. In the U.S., soldiers with serious wounds - physical and mental - have returned to their families and communities, but often had a hell of a time putting the pieces back together. Are there similarities in what they need to heal and move forward? Who should be held accountable for what's happened to them?

Laura Gomez
Operation Iraqi Freedom Returning Veterans Coordinator for the Veterans Administration hospital in Palo Alto.

Dana Graber in Amman, Jordan
From the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Ramon Leal
Served two tours of duty in Iraq

Harb al Mukhtar
Journalist in Baghdad

Click to Listen: Coming Home

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