A photo appeared in the newspaper of Ayad al-Sirowiy, a twelve-year-old Iraqi boy who had been badly injured by a bomb. Soldiers were giving away money to the families who had lost relatives in the bombing, but this boy was sent away with nothing. His face is covered with a dense mist of ugly blue pockmarks, and his bulging right eye is clouded over. At school the others nicknamed him, "Mr. Gunpowder." The damaged boy is the new Veil of Veronica - the new Holy Face. You understand, yes?