Life as 8-year-old Razia knew it ended one March morning when a shell her father says was fired by Western troops exploded into their house, enveloping her head and neck in a blazing chemical.
Razia and her family are the first known civilian casualties of its use in Afghanistan.
It is too damned bad that there are no photos of the girl's original and current condition. And because she is being treated at an American hospital, no such photo will ever see the light of day, unless someone at the hospital gets very brave.
If such a photo existed, I would want everyone to see it, to know just what their tax dollars are purchasing in Afghanistan in this insane and endless war.