Those girls are gone now. But to those who believe, maybe, just maybe, some of them live in homes in countries nearby, or across the seas. Maybe the girls have memories of families in villages they can never speak about. Maybe they sometimes dream in languages they can no longer speak aloud. Maybe they were once Kurdish girls, too beautiful to kill.
Michael Yon is doing some sort of tour through Northern Iraq, I'm having difficulty figuring out how or why. He seems to be a freelance writer/journalist, with at least one book to his name. From the blurb on that book, he's ex-Special Forces.
I found Yon via Wretchard of the Belmont Club, who is currently back on blogspot until he hammers out the problems with his other site.