our escort was a young lady.
She was probably very,
she was petite,
many no more than five foot, five foot three
and maybe seven or eight stone at the maximum
and as we were walking along there she said,
you look very nervous.
So, our reply, or certainly my reply was yeah,
but she said you're free.
I said well, it doesn't feel quite like that
'cause outside there there's hundreds of Iraqi soldiers.
I said I don't really feel terribly free.
And I don't see any of our forces,
so who's protecting us?
And this young lady turned to me
and said well, I am.
then I said to her,
yeah, but who's protecting you?
And she just pointed to her International Red Cross badge.
She said this is
and as an organization
I think the International Red Cross
put themselves into dangerous situations
with no armed backup
depending purely on their reputation
and their foundation
and certainly, my respect
for that whole organization is immense.