is Iraq's loss. She was a humanist who loved the
country, struggled to help the disadvantaged in
normal times as well as under dictatorship and
sanctions, war and occupation.
is yet another example of the chaos outsiders
have brought to Iraq. She fell victim to both
her killers and to the failed US/UK Iraq
policies before, during and after the war
that have killed so many of her compatriots.
of freedom, self-determination and peace in
Iraq remains a dream.
Hassan would have been among those who could
help bridge life from dream to a new reality. As
demonstrating Iraqis have shown, "Umm (Mama)
Margaret" was one of their rays of
lost a cornerstone of competence, Iraq an ardent
fighter for peace, and her family the most
precious a family can have, a mother and wife.
have lost a dear friend who so generously shared
her knowledge and compassion with
UN Assistant Secretary General & United
Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq and
of the Board of TFF
director and co-founder