Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Hollywood Gives Back

There's a heartwarming AP story on Yahoo! News about a 12-year-old Iraqi girl named Marwa Naim who traveled to Los Angeles to get a new nose, her original one having been damaged in a missile attack.

Oddly, the author of the article, one Alicia Chang, appears to have gone to the Dan Brown School of Journalism. Here's her description of a happy post-op Marwa:
On Monday, Naim showed off her face to others. Dressed in a light green burqa, she hugged and thanked the doctors who performed the operation...
Here's a picture of a burqa. Not exactly the get-up for showing off your new nose, is it? Here's a snippet of inspirational prose from the master, Dan Brown:
...the mountainous silhouette of his attacker stared through the iron bars. He was broad and tall, with ghost-pale skin and thinning white hair. His irises were pink with dark red pupils.
At the DBSJ, they don't have dictionaries, apparently, and all vaguely related words are synonyms. Shadow, silhouette...what's the difference? Burqa, hijab...don't flummox me with details.

Still, it's nice to see LA applying its scalpels and collagen to the forces of good for a change. Here's an inspiring before and after picture of little Marwa.

God bless America!
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