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Travelers' Aid: Humanitarian Travels to Iraq (7/20/2001)

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As so many of you have called in on the subject of politically correct travel, we wanted to find someone who only travels in the name of humanitarian aid. Bostonian George Carpaccio has gone to Iraq seven times since the end of the Gulf War in 1991, but he 's not interested in visiting the ancient sites. Even though a U.S. passport is not valid in Iraq, and there is certainly some danger in an American frequently bussing in across the Jordan border, Carpaccio goes there a couple of times of year to dispense medicines or educational toys, or give any kind of help he can. I asked George if he worries that his trips in any way support the regime he finds so oppressive.

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