Work of a Grateful Iraqi
This statue now stands outside the Iraqi palace (the current home of the 4th Infantry Division). Its sculptor, an Iraqi artist named Kalat, had been forced to make hundreds of Saddam Hussein busts under the former regime. In an effort to express his gratitude to the United States for freeing him and his country, he made this memorial using the bronze from three melted-down Saddam statues. This piece shows a small girl comforting a soldier who is mourning the loss of his fallen comrades.
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