Cathy Breen: Trump’s threats a few days ago to put sanctions on Iraq, “sanctions that would make Iran sanctions seem tame,” can only be called blasphemous.
Cathy Breen: One of the hardest things for me on that trip was the feeling I heard expressed that the country has become invisible. A doctor friend in Baghdad, his hurt palpable, told me he felt as though Iraq has been completely forgotten by the global community.
Cathy Breen: I had my young friend take a photo across the street from one of the sites. We became silent as we looked at this blackened mass towering over us.
Cathy Breen: In Iraq, refugees and volunteers speak about desperation, survival, and hope.
Cathy Breen: The situation in Iraq and in Baghdad continues to worsen in terms of daily explosions, suicide bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, ISIS, police, army and militia activity.
Cathy Breen: As someone from the U.S., I am shamed by our lack of response and indifference to the wave of refugees coming to Europe, as well as our inability to acknowledge our responsibility in unleashing the chaos and violence in the Middle East through our war making,