To the Mothers of Iraq
We have sent our sons and daughters to help you. We would rather they were here with us, but we accept that they have a larger mission. We want for you and your children what our children are working towards: a free and safe Iraq.
We want your children…
to have the chance to grow in a place free from terrorists and terrorism… to walk in their country without the dread of being caught in a gun battle or under the wheels of a car laden with explosives… to laugh and play and not worry whether a plane or car will explode and their parents taken… to be able to live without fear.
to be able to practice their religion – any religion or no religion – without interference or discrimination by government or other religions.
to have the right to elect their government… and to change their government by their vote... and to have the right to criticize their government without fear of retaliation.
to be assured of justice in the courts… and be free of the fear of unwarranted prosecution… and unjustified arrest or punishment.
to have the opportunity and the right to an education, to employment, to discover and to grow into responsible citizens of the world.
to live in peace.
to have wonderful lives… to love, to be happy, to prosper, and to grow old.
The mothers of America salute the mothers of Iraq. For their faith, for their courage. Together we mothers really can change the world.