We already know that our evangelical Christian president's invasion of Iraq caused the slaughter and displacement of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians, and his surge has worsened the dire humanitarian crisis for the Iraqi people. Digging deeper into the crisis you find that not only are the thousands of Iraqi refugees living in Syria surviving hand to mouth, many are forced to turn to prostitution to survive -- and many of them are children.
Via BBC News:
With their bright neon signs and glitzy decor, dozens of nightclubs line the streets of the Maraba district in the Syrian capital Damascus.
It's here that men come from far and wide - car number plates are not just from Syria but Iraq and Saudi Arabia - to watch young women dancing.
Most of the dancers are teenagers and many of them are Iraqi refugees.
They dance for the cash which gets tossed onto the stage.
The dancers are surrounded by bodyguards, to stop them being touched by the men. But the guards also arrange for their charges to be paid for sex with members of the audience. Read on...