March 16 was the anniversary of Saddam Hussein ordering the chemical bombing of
Halabja, Iraqi Kurdistan, which killed more than 5000 people.
Kaka A. was the driver for our CPT delegation last year. We had gradually become like an
extension of his family. So, when
we visited Halabja, his home, he would not accept payment for that portion of
our journey together. While we
were there, visiting the Halabja memorial to the thousands of people who died
in the 1988 chemical attack, Kaka A. shared his story with us.